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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Brooks

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Brooks in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Brooks:

  • Records indicate that 17,224 boys in the United States have been named Brooks since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 870 people in the U.S. were given the name Brooks. Those people are now 9 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      9 Positive Comments

  • "It's my youngest son's name and we really love it. We also call him brooksie bear. He is 2 and he thinks his name is brooksie. I agree that it sounds like a strong, football playing boys name. Future heart breaker for sure." Oct. 18, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Brooks George. We love his name so much. We call him Brooksie Bear" Jul. 9, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My handsome 32 year old son is named Brooks!! I love it! I have occassionally run into an ignoramus who thinks it's a girl name, ( when he was a child) , but their child was named John or Larry, so that says a lot,lol! He loves his name too! Great , classy name!" Apr. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Brooks. I thinks its a great name and I love it." May. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I love this name for our unborn, because we think of it as a very manly name. I'm having trouble convincing other family members of it though. They immediately think of Brooke and think "girl"." Jul. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! It can either be a sexy man in a tuxedo, or a hunk in a jersey. What a cool name." Dec. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a fantastic name! Masculine yet artistic-sounding, classic, chic, and sophisticated. A guy named Brooks is a real man, yet in touch with his sensitive side. Plus, this name will never be common. It's way too cool." Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name and is my favorite of all my kids' names. The name strikes me as classy but also kind of macho/western. People will drop the s, I have said I am going to start saying Brooksssssss to make sure they hear it correctly. We call him Brooksie, that was his great-grandfather's first name." Nov. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Brooks. Out of all my kids names, his is secretly my favorite. It's classy, some may think it's trendy but his great grandpa was named that in 1904. People call him Brook a lot. We call him Brooksie just like G-Grandpa was called." Nov. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Brooks was my name for most of my life, until I was 28. Don't get me wrong, it's a great name, but it was my father's name, and I needed my own identity. People never could pronounce it correctly, I found: I was always called Bert, Brad, Bruce, Bart... anything but Brooks. Wasn't there a character in Dickens called "Brooks of Sheffield" ? It, of course, is a very English sounding name." Jun. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name..& I LOVE IT!! I know when some people ask what his name is they think it's a girl name! Which I don't think it is..but it seems like all the boy name's are turning into girl name's. I love my BROOKS!!" Oct. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

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