Meaning and name origin
Brooklyn \b-rookl-yn, bro(ok)-lyn\ as a girl's name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Brooklyn is "water, small stream". Brooklyn is a variant of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname. Very popularly used as a birth name.
Brooklyn is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#87317 out of 88799, Top 98%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brooklyn for girls. Brooklyn reached its highest rank of #21 in the U.S. in 2011 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Brooklyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brooklyn (#26), Brooke (#137) and Brooklynn (#159). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).