What does Brooklyn mean?
Brooklyn /brook-lyn/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls means "water, small stream". Brooklyn is an alternate form, with the suffix -lyn, of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname.
How popular is Brooklyn?
Brooklyn is a rare given name for females. Brooklyn is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Brooklyn for girls. Brooklyn entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #21 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is presently at #26. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Brooklyn and associated names. Brook, Brooke (#137 a year ago) and Brooklynn (#159) are the popular variation forms of Brooklyn (#26 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its peak in 2011 (usage of 0.691%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.6695%, ▼3.1%), with the version Brook becoming less fashionable. Brooke (#137), Brooklyn (#26) and Brooklynn (#159) are three of the more fashionable birth names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)