What does Brooks mean?
Brooks \b-roo-ks\ as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Brooks) is of Old English and Old German origin, and Brooks means "water, small stream". Brooks is a variation of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname.
Brooks has 1 masculine form: Calder.
Brooks is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#77 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Brooks and corresponding names. Brook, Brooke (#137 last year), Brooklyn (#26) and Brooklynn (#159) are the prominent variation forms of Brooks (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names was at its peak in 2011 (usage of 0.691%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.6695%, down 3.1%), with the version Brook becoming less stylish. Brooke (#137), Brooklyn (#26) and Brooklynn (#159) are three of the more trendy birth names among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)