Meaning and Origin of: Brook

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Stream
  • Old English : Stream; brook

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or stream, from Middle Englisk brook, Old English brōc ‘brook’, ‘stream’.
  • North German and Dutch : topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cognate with German Bruch and Old English brōc; see 1).
  • Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch.