What does Brooks mean?
Brooks /brooks/ [1 syll.] 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 an alternate spelling of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname. Compare last name Brocks.
Brooks has 1 masculine form: Calder.Kreatif forms: Brooksce, Brookssha, Brooksshe. [more]
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)
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 (not ranked). Forms like Brookelle are uncommon. 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)