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Brook (boy)

What does Brook mean?

Brook Pronunciation of Brook [brook] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Brook) is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Brook is "water, small stream; stream near the hollow; western stream". Brook is an alternate form of Brooks (Old English, Old German): director Brooks Atkinson. Brook is also a form of Holbrook (Old English): place name. Brook is also used as a form of Westbrook (Old English).

Associated with: old english, water, small (little), stream (river), hollow (valley).


Brook has 1 variant: Brooke.

2 more related forms via Brooks, Holbrook, Westbrook: Brookes and Brookie.

Creative forms:
(male) Barook, Braook, ..

(female) Brola, Brote, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brook Carlo (B.C.), ..

How popular is Brook?

Brook is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#6935 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Brook was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #860 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brook name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brook outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Brooke and Brooks (#232 via latest list) are the prominent alternative forms of Brook ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Brookie, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Brook is well-received today (median #1410). Brooks is the most fashionable baby name in this list.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brook and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brook is pronounced similarly to Breck, Brick, Brik, Broc, Brock, Brocke and Brok. Other recommended names are Boot, Brion, Brod, Brody, Bron, Bronko, Brose, Brown, Bryon, Cook and Crook. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brook.

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