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What does Brooks mean?

Brooks /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.


Brooks has 4 variants: Brook, Brooke, Brookes and Brookie.

Related boy name: Calder.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Baroks, Brioks, ..

(female) Brois, Brookssha, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Brooks for boys. Brooks reached its apex rank of #245 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Brooks (#245 last year) are Calder (#1715 last year), Brooke and Brook. These forms of Brooks are at the height of their popularity presently (usage of 0.08%). 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 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.