Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Modern English : Beautiful brook

What does Brooklyn mean and stand for?

The name Brooklyn is of English origin and means "beautiful brook." It is derived from the English surname, which originally meant "one who lives near a brook".

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Modern English : Beautiful brook

How Popular Is The Name Brooklyn

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According to Social Security Administration data, Brooklyn has been consistently popular, slightly falling from the top 50 which it had been in from 2008 to 2018. Brooklyn has yet to reach the top 20, but it came close in 2011 when it ranked 21.

However, it is the 36th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in May 2018.

Brooklyn, originally a jokey boy name in the 1990s, quickly gained popularity after David and Victoria Beckham gave birth to their baby Brooklyn in 1999. The name is also held by Brooklyn Nelsen, Broadway star.

Where is it Popular?

Brooklyn was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Brooklyn

  • Brook
  • Brookes
  • Brookie
  • Lyn

Pairs well with these middle names



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