Meaning and Origin of: Brooke

It is a gender-neutral name meaning "small stream."
Brooke meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

  • German, Old English : Small stream; water

What Does Brooke Mean and Stand For? 

The name Brooke has both German and Old English roots. It is a gender-neutral name meaning "small stream." Brooke was traditionally a boys' name that has since become more popular for girls. 


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What Does the Name Brooke Mean? 

Brooke is a gender-neutral name of German and Old English origin, meaning "small stream." It is particularly common as a girls' name, and was popularized in the U.S. by actress Brooke Shields. 

How Popular is the Name Brooke? 

Brooke is the #259 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It was very popular in the year 2000, ranking #51, and has since slowly declined in popularity. However, it ranks #12 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Brooke was at its peak popularity in October 2019. 

Popularity of the Name Brooke in the United States

The name Brooke was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
  • Connecticut 

Famous People Named Brooke and Brooke in Pop Culture 

Famous Brooke's include actress Brooke Shields, actress Brooke Adams, model Brooke Burns, Olympic swimmer Brooke Bennett, and Dance Moms star Brooke Hyland. 

The name Brooke features in TV, movies, and books, including One Tree Hill, Scream, and The Bold and the Beautiful

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