Meaning and name origin
Brooks \b-roo-ks\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Brooks), is pronounced brux. It is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Brooks is "water, small stream". Director Brooks Atkinson.
For more information, see also the related boy name Calder.
Brooks is a somewhat popular first name for males (#829 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#73 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Brooks for boys. Brooks reached its highest rank of #245 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brooks and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Brooks (#245) and Brook. (2014 statistics).