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What does Brooke mean?

Brooke Pronunciation of Brooke as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Brooke) is pronounced bruk. It is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Brooke is "water, small stream". Also a surname. Actress Brooke Shields has made the English surname familiar as a girl's given name today. Actress Brooke Adams; philanthropist Brooke Astor.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, water, small (little), stream (river), surname


VARIANTS Brook, Brookelle, Brookie, Brooklyn, Brooklynn, Brooklynne, Brooks, Brooky



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How popular is Brooke?

Brooke is a very popular first name for females (#397 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6608 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Brooke entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #43 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is presently at #201. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Brooklyn (#47 IN 2018), Brooklynn (#219), Brook and Brooklynne are the popular alternative forms of Brooke (#201) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Brooke reached the height of their popularity a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.8%) and are somewhat less widespread today (ADOPTION 0.4%, 40%), with versions such as Brook becoming somewhat outmoded. Brooke has historically been preferred by parents, though Brooklyn is currently the more favored form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brooke, Brook, Brooklyn, Brooklynn, Brooklynne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brooke, Brooklyn, Brooklynn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brooke is alike in pronunciation to Breck. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Becke, Blake, Bobbe, Bobie, Bonie, Bonne, Borka, Bracken, Bradee, Bradie, Brande, Branka, Brayne, Bree, Brenee, Brenie, Brenne, Breona, Brette, Briane, Bride, Bridee, Bridie, Brie, Brighe, Brilie (see Briley), Briona, Brione, Brioni, Brionne, Briony, Britte, Brodie, Brogan, Brogyn, Bronia, Bronnie, Bronny, Bronte, Bronwen, Bronya, Brucie, Bryce, Brydie, Brylee, Brynne, Bryonie, Bryony and Erike. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brooke.

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