Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Badger
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English, Scottish, and North German : variant of Brook.
- English, Scottish, and Scandinavian : nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, Middle English broc(k) (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures.
- English : nickname from Old French broque, brock ‘young stag’.
- Dutch : from a personal name, a short form of Brockaert .
- South German : nickname for a stout and strong man from Middle High German brocke ‘lump’, ‘piece’.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : probably an acronymic family name from Jewish Aramaic bar- or Hebrew ben- ‘son of’, and the first letter of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. Compare Brill.
- Jewish (from Poland) : habitational name from Brok, a place in Poland.