Meaning and name origin
Brooks \b-roo-ks\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Brooks), is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Brooks is "water, small stream". Brooks is a variant of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname.
There is 1 masculine form of Brooks: Calder.
Brooks is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#73 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Brooks and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Brooke (#137). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).