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What does Brooks mean?

Brooks Pronunciation of Brooks 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, water, small (little)


VARIANTS Brook, Brooke, Brookes, Brookie




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How popular is Brooks?

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 (#77 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Brooks reached its apex rank of #231 in the U.S. in the year 2016. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Brooks (#231 LAST YEAR) are Calder (#1435), Brook and Brooke. These forms of Brooks are at the height of their popularity presently (USAGE OF 0.09%). Brooks is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Boas, Booker, Boone, Boot, Boote, Booth, Boris, Borys, Branko, Breck, Brick, Briggs, Brik, Brion, Broc, Brock, Brocke, Brockly (see Brockley), Brod, Broddy, Brodee, Broden, Broder, Brodey, Brodie, Brody, Brogan, Brok, Bron, Bronco, Bronko, Brose, Brown, Brutus, Bryon, Burrows, Crook, Crooke, Crookes and Crooks. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brooks.

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