What does Brooks mean?
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 on this name, 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 (#77 out of 150436, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
The only other popular alternative form of Brooks (#245 last year) is Brook. These boy names are at the height of their popularity presently (usage of 0.3775%), except for the version Brook which has become less trendy. Brooks (#245) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for this name. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Brooks and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)