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Brooks (girl)

What does Brooks mean?

Brooks Pronunciation of Brooks [brooks] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Brooks). Brooks means "water, small stream". Brooks is an alternate spelling of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname.

Associated with: water, small (little), stream (river).

Variations

4 different relations via Brooke: Brook, Brookie, Brooklyn and Brooky.

1 masculine form: Calder.

Creative forms:
(female) Baroks, ..

(male) Brocus, Brooni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brooks Jamiyah (B.J.), ..

How popular is Brooks?

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Brook, Brooke (#150 last year) and Brooklyn (#31) are the prominent variation forms of Brooks (not ranked). Other forms, like Brookie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Brooks was at its peak in 2011 (adoption of 0.94%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.66%, 29%), with versions like Brook becoming less stylish. Brooke is the firm favorite, although Brooklyn appears to be becoming a favorite too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brook, Brooke, Brooklyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brooke, Brooklyn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Borka, Branka, Breck, Breona, Briona, Brione, Brioni, Briony, Brites, Brodie, Brogan, Brogyn, Bronia, Bronny, Bronte, Bronya and Bryony. Like Brooks, these names are not frequently used.

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