Meaning and Origin of: Brook

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Stream

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Stream; brook

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 Germanbrook, Dutch broek (cognate with German Bruch and Old English brōc; see 1).
  • Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch.