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Brooke

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Origin: Old English
Meaning: The Brook

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Brooke

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Brooke in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Brooke:

  • Records indicate that 176,673 girls in the United States have been named Brooke since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1996, when 6,726 people in the U.S. were given the name Brooke. Those people are now 18 years old.

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    Comments about the name Brooke

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      37 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Brooke and personally I enjoy it. Even though the data shows Brooke as being quite popular, I still find it to be rare. I have only met one other Brooke. Several nicknames come along with the name and I have yet to hear one that I didn't like and they are never ending!" Jul. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Brooke and I go by it. There are four other girls I have grew up and go to school with who also have Brooke has their middle name. I am the only one that goes by it." Jan. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY NAME! I've only met a few people with the name Brooke so i find it unique :) most people forget the "E" and i get frustrated but whatevss :) Lots my nicknames are Brookester, Brookily Broccoli, Brookie, Brooke Cookie, BB ! NAME YOUR CHILDREN BROOKE" Mar. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke. I love my name. My first name is Sarah and there's too many Sarah's, so everybody calls me Brooke. I have a lot of nicknames, such as, Brookie, Brookie Cookie, Brookiekins, BB. I don't really know a lot of Brooke's, but it's very unique. I also hate when people leave off the E." Dec. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Brooke and i absolutly love it:) i get call pookie by my daddy and mom! im a daddy's girl!" Apr. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke Shields and the most annoying thing ever is when people say oh my god was u named after the actress. actually no i wasn't it was coincidence. and when people spell it Brook really annoys me too! my boyfriend always used to call me brookie cookie but i thought it was too cheesy. i do like having the name brooke. but sometimes i just think its a boring name." Sep. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Brooke too! i love it so much. i usually get brookie, brookie cookie, brookster, and a ton more." Aug. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name we have chosen for our little girl on the way. It is beautiful, strong, and classic. Also, it is always good to have a one-syllable first name when you have a very long last name like ours. Every Brooke I have ever met has been pretty and very down-to-earth." Jul. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name brooke but people tease me about it they either call me book or bookie." Jun. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and i love it i got it off of brooke shields. My dad sometimes calls me brookelyn though. But my big nickname by my dad is brookeie cookie" Jun. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. No one has it. It's such a classy, original, beautiful name. Everyone always forgets my "E", though. I can't tell you how many times I've patiently said, "yes, it is Brooke with an E"." Feb. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke and I love it, when i was little i hated it but now i love it. people mostly call me Brooke but my close friends call me Brookie or B." Feb. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke and I didn't like it when I was little, but I do now. I do hate it when people leave off the E. BROOK is how BOYS spell it - BROOKE is the girl spelling. Also - I HATE being asked if I was named after Brooke Shields. Her first name isn't even Brooke - it is Krista." Feb. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name brooke! but everyone spells it like b-r-o-o-k, but i laugh anyway" Feb. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Liberty Brooke. "Freedom & refreshing one". love the name. it was uncommon for so long in a south GA town, but i love it! and people comment on the pair of names (kudos to the mom for that). Nicknames: Brooke, Brooklyn, Brookers, Brookins. and the one i've always hated - Brookie. Great name, apparently many other people think so too! We've got a lot to 'live up to' ladies :)" Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am calling my daughter brooke, its such a nice classy womans name i am sure my daughter will like being called brooke after reading all the good comments" Dec. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name. If I have a girl, this will be one of my top name choices." Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke and I LOVE it. It is very pretty and classy. Best of all, I don't run into too many other Brookes." Sep. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Brooke, it's the best one you can get!! It's SO annoying when I always have to say "Oh, you forgot the E". My dad calls me Brooker Rooker, and my friends call me Brookis. I'm okay, actually, I'm ABSOLUTELY okay with my name! I love it!" May. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yah my name is Brooke too all my friends call me Brookie Brooker and all the rest i do also hate it when people say how do you spell ur name then they say Brook and then i say it has a E and they say sorry but it gets really anoying though but i love the name Brooke i wouldnt change it for the world" Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Brooke and I love it, its annoying when people leave off the e though, ive never met a Brooke without it. I love the nicknames with it my friends call me brookie or brookster or miss brooke. I also get beautiful brooke and babbling brooke." Apr. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! As my mother says: "you never meet a Brooke you don't like". My dad calls me Brookie, my teachers call me 'ms.brooke' and the neighbors always call me 'the Brookester'. I pretty chatty too, so I always get the 'babbling brooke' thing. p.s. I agree about the leaving off the 'e' thing! It's so annoying! Plus, I've never met a 'Brooke' who spelled it like that!!!" Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! But sometimes people mistaken it for Brick and that is now my new nickname!!" Feb. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Beautiful new niece is Brooke! If she was a boy it would have been Brookes!" Feb. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my old spanish teacher used to call me Brooooke with a very long oo. But i like my name and i love the meaning. Cool and refreshing one." Dec. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i likes it my girlfriends daughters name is brooke" Jul. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name!People have commented me and my momther on how beautiful my name is.I think that my mom did a good job and I wouldn't change it for another one!:)" Mar. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name so much! When I was a little girl I thought that the "B" in it was ugly, but as I grew older I decided it was the best name ever! No one else I know has it, and everyone who hears it thinks it is just great. To all the other ladies named Brooke out there, rock it!" Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love this name! I named my daughter Brooke and she is a true delight. People comment on how lovely her name is. Brooke rocks!!" Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Victoria Brooke and she goes by Brooke. She likes her name very much. On the other hand, I'm not as thrilled with it as I was when she was born. I wish we had called her Victoria. Funny, she's had two older gentlemen repeatedly call her Brooks and we've had to correct them. I suppose Brooks was more common when they were young." Aug. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Jessica Brooke but when I was little I told everyone to call me Brooke! I love the name its very unique yet still a pretty name! I would never even dream of me having another name!" Jan. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is a Brooke Ellyse. It was my husband's tern to name, and while it was on our list and I like it, it is a little too popular for me. I think he did a good job overall though, it could have been a lot worse. Brooke maybe a simple name, but it sounds strong and beautiful. Also, we are both water lovers, and so Brooke fit us as well. As for Tiffany or Brooke, my personal opinion is I really like Brooke and am happy with it.....I really really don't like Tiffany though. It always sounded stuck-up to me.....but that's just an opinion" Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always liked my name. It's simple but unique. You can't shorten it, and it's one syllable. I never got made fun of, and have had a few babies named after me. It's a good name." Dec. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, it's interesting and different (or at least it was when I was growing up). It does often get spelled without the 'e' and mispronounced, and if said quickly and loudly sounds like a burp, but it's better than 'Tiffany' HA HA HA" Nov. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke. I like it because it's simple, but it's kind of boring. It often gets spelled without the E and it's frustrating. I went through kindergarten to about third grade with kids calling me "Brick" "Brock" and any matter of ridiculous miss-pronounciations because they misunderstood me. Well, I've only ever met like two Brooke's before!" Aug. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was SUPPOSED to be a Brooke right up until my mother took me home from the hospital. She changed her mind at the last minute. I ended up being "Tiffany" and I've never felt like a "Tiffany". What do you think, which one is worse?!" Aug. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother did a good job...I love my name and most people comment they love it also (I've had two little girls named after me)..." Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "I hate my name! It's so plain and ordinary, and nobody seems to understand it when i say my name aloud to them. The nicknames associated with my name all sound like cutesy toddler names, so I'm forced with being called by Brooke." Jan. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "im named brooke and i love it-- i dont have a nickname but i think some nice ones are B ROO BOO BROO AND BROOKESTER (there is also this one girl that calls me brookers but it kinda sounds like boogers so... but i still like it a lil)" Nov. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I HATE MY NAME. I can't believe my mother named me after a stream of water. THis is ridiculous. No one understands me when I tell them my name. I feel sorry for anyone who shares this name with me. THank you. - BRooke" Jun. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      34 Neutral Comments

  • "I am a man named Brooke. Originally, the name Brooke was predominately used for boys, especially in Europe. Famous girls such as Brooke Shields changed the use of the name Brooke to mainly girl babies and boys were popularly named Brook, without the the e on the end." May. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am almost 8. My name is Brooke. Most people forget to put the e at the end. I have met 7 Brooke's. My nicknames are Brookie, Boo, and Brookie wookie dookie. I love my name!" May. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "wow im glad im not the only one who gets so mad when people leave off the e lol my best friends name is paige so we kinda have this thing where if someone leaves off the i in her name she'll say its p.a.i.g.e im not a book so we came up with its b.r.o.o.k.e im not a stream and my nicknames are brookie brookelyn brookie cookie monster brooker t--gosh i could go on forever but ya i like my name :)" Apr. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke,when i was little, I didn't like the name brooke, but now i really do. I've only know 2 other Brooke's.My nicknames are Brookie, BrookeO, and Brookester, and Brookie Baby, and BO. I also hate when people leave off the E." Dec. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke and I love it. I also hate it when people spell my name with out an E at the end!!a lot of people call me brookie or brookie cookie. I love thoughs nicknames for me:-):-):-):-)" Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughters Father passed away form sickle cell when I was 3 months pregnant. His name was Brooks so I named my daughter after him Brooke!!! and she came out looking exactly like him" Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is brooke, and I like the fact that no one i know has the name brooke, but its not that much different. I'm called Brookie, brookosaurous, Brookie Cookie, brooke babyy, and a lot more." Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Brook"E" most people forget the E on my name and i hate that but itz ok and i have alot of nick names such as Brookelyn, Brookie, Brookie Bear, Brooke Baby, Brookester,Boo Boo Brooke, Bo Bo Brooke, Broke Brooke and alot more but itz an awesome name. And at my school and job there is no one named brooke or even close" Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Brooke and i don't really like it that much. To me it's boring and doesn't describe me at all. i like having a name no one else has but it's annoying having to tell people over and over again that i have an "e" at the end of my name. I get called brookster brook-lyn brookie bookie bee and bb." Jun. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is incredibly annoying when people leave off the 'e' or ask 'with an e???' i hate it" May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke. I love my name. A lot of people forget to put the e at the end, I hate that. I like that not too many people have my name but it is still not unheard of. My nicknames are usually Brookey, Brookie monster, Brooklyn, Brooke-ster, Brookey Baby, or Babbaling Brooke." Feb. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "brooke !!! yay ! people have my name too! :P sweet and sour chicken! lol :)" Jan. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little baby is called brooke and my partner came up with the name and i love it.We call her brookie,brooketina,brookelina,brookelar and many more ;-)" Jan. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Brooke too. i'm the only Brooke in my school as well :) i also really do get annoyed when people forget to put the 'e' on the end. i get called brookie, brookster, brooklyn(THAT one gets on my nerves) i was apparently named after brooke shields. i have the same birthday as her as well :)" Oct. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is brooke as well. people at starbucks always forget the e at the end too!" Aug. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names brooke :) i would not have changed it for the world. before i was born my mom called me babaling brooke. and let me tell you i talk A LOT! but all of these nicknames are adorable! i also get called brookey boo. or brookes or b-rook! they rock! and yeah people always forget the E on the end of my name. oh well" Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i really hate this name,its sounds like book with a heavy accent and its to bleh" Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "YES I HAVE MET A BROOKE I DIDN'T LIKE. A LITTLE SPOILED BRAT NAMED BROOKE PICKS ON MY DAUGHTER WHOSE MIDDLE NAME IS BROOKE!" Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's really cool to read all these comments talking about everyone's name being Brooke. I guess it's pretttty obvious my name is Brooke also. I don't hate my name, but i don't like, love itt. people, kids, and even my teachers ALWAYSS leave the E out, and i totally agree with how annoying it gets. I get called Brookie, Brookee, Brooklyn, Broo, and Brookester. i've only met 2 other girls named brooke. I always get compliments on my name though, mostly from older generations, hahaa :D" Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is brooke. the name is ... ok. to me it is to dull for my personality. but its ok. i get called brooke-lyn and well. brooke" Aug. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "holy dooly my names brooke! this one time i met another brooke n we were talking n we both decided that my name was better :)" May. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke and i also get called babbling brooke ( i talk a lot and very fast) and my boss has recently started calling me the brookster.....its funny how a name seems to project an image to people!" Apr. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always loved this name. It was my second choice for our daughter. If I have another girl, her name is already chosen." Feb. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Brooke my eyes are blue my hair is brown. I've always wished my name to be Mellany but so far no good. Brooke is cool too though." Jul. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Crystal Brooke and go by Brooke. I think this name is so beautiful and my mother did a great job naming me! I dont like how people always leave off the "e" at the end, and I am called Brookie alot or Ms. Brooke.. oh and i got the babbling brooke nickname too! Also my last name is House so I get called Brick House ALOT!" May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "brooke is a cute name.Im considering naming my child Brooke if i have one" Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Other people seem to like my name just fine...but I find it so boring. "Brooke" like someone just dropped a rock or something. It's nice that not a whole lot of other people have the name...but it's annoying that people leave off the "e" at the end, or call you Brooks or Brookie (I share the pain of those that have previously posted). If my mother wanted a name that meant "brook" ...should have chosen the Germanic name "Rilla" or the Jewish "Michal"." Aug. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. As a professional woman, I think it is a strong name and a bit unusual - but not unfamiliar. And I too grew into my name - I'm known for talking a lot - so the babbling brook thing sticks." Jul. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think I like brooke better then tiffany sorry lady." Jun. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I love it and I've also received many complements on my name. When people ask my name (for writing it down), I specify "Brooke with an 'e' "...a small price to pay for such a beautiful name :)" Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 5 months pregnant right now, and I am naming my daughter Brooke. I just think that name is beautiful! Besides, I've never met an Ugly girl named Brooke! I'm sure you are all beautiful Brookes! tee hee! Danica - Racine, WI" Jun. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is a Brooke and I think it fits her perfectly. We often get comments about how you don't hear that name anymore and how nice it is. I wasn't sold on it until I held her for the first time and then I knew it was the right name." Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Brooke and people spell my name brook and little kids call me book...and that really bothers me!i like my name.but my nsme is like a quite name but... thats me the quite??lol.from:brooke armstong" Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I guess you could say that I've grown into the name Brooke, which is my name. Growing up alot of people thought it was funny to call me "babbling Brooke"-now come to figure out that's sort of what the name means. I still get called "Brookie"-which is a little cute. I remember being 9 mos. pregnant w/ my daughter and people still calling me "Brookie". I work in a long term care facility and the residents call me "Brooks"-I guess they can't seem to call me "Brooke"." Jun. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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