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What does Brookes mean?

Brookes Pronunciation of Brookes [brookes] as a boys' name. The name Brookes means "water, small stream". Brookes is a variant form of Brooks (Old English, Old German): director Brooks Atkinson.

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


3 different relations via Brooks: Brook, Brooke and Brookie.

Creative forms:
(male) Barkes, Berkes, ..

(female) Brooel, Broois, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brookes Kameron (B.K.), ..

How popular is Brookes?

Brookes is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#15738 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Brook, Brooke and Brooks (#232 in recent rankings) are the prominent variation forms of Brookes (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Brookes is more pronounced presently (median #1410). Brooks is the steady favorite. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Booker, Boone, Boote, Bracken, Brickel, Bricker, Brock, Brocke, Brocklea (see Brockley), Brocklee (see Brockley), Brockley, Brockly (see Brockley), Brockten, Brodee, Broden, Broder, Brodey, Brodie, Brok, Bromlea (see Bromley), Bromlee, Bromley, Bronko, Bronsen, Brose, Crooke, Crookes and Crooks. These names tend to be more commonly used than Brookes.

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