Meaning and Name Origin
Brooks \b-roo-ks\ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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 last name for all people (#73 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Brooks for boys. Brooks reached its apex rank of #245 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brooks and affiliated names. The only other popular alternative form of Brooks (#245 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 is Brook. These boy names are at the height of their popularity presently, except for the version Brook which has become less trendy. Brooks (#245) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation, with this name having a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)