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Brooke (boy)

What does Brooke mean?

Brooke Pronunciation of Brooke [brooke] as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Brooke) is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Brooke is "water, small stream; western stream". Brooke is an alternate form of Brooks (Old English, Old German): director Brooks Atkinson. Brooke is also a variation of Westbrook (Old English).

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


Brooke has 1 variant: Brook.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Barke, Borke, ..

(female) Broobe, Brooie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brooke Kaedyn (B.K.), ..

How popular is Brooke?

Brooke is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#6608 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brooke was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #1262 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Brooke appearing in the Top 2000 are Brooks (#232 the previous year) and Brook. Adoption of these relations of Brooke is at its highest today (adoption of 0.09%). Brooks has been the top favorite.

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

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

Similar Names

Brooke is alike in pronunciation to Breck, Brick, Brik, Broc, Brock, Brocke and Brok. Other suggested similar names are Bake, Barlowe, Bartome, Berke, Bjorne, Blake, Boase, Boe, Boine, Booker, Boone, Boote, Booth, Boothe, Borne, Bourke, Bowie, Boyce, Boyde, Boyne, Bracken, Bradie, Brae, Brette, Brice, Brickel, Bricker, Bridge, Britte (see Brett), Brocklea (see Brockley), Brocklee (see Brockley), Brockley, Brocklie (see Brockley), Brockten, Brod, Broddy, Brodee, Broden, Broder, Brodey, Brodie, Brody, Brogan, Bromlee, Bromley, Bron, Bronco, Bronko, Bronsen, Broomlie (see Bromley), Brose, Bruce, Brucie, Bryce, Brye, Brylee, Bryon, Bryse, Burke, Cooke, Crook, Crooke, Crookes, Crooks, Drake, Folke, Locke and Rorke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brooke.

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