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Gender: F Origin of Brooklyn: Place-name Brooklyn's Popularity in 2015: #31

Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to a very popular -- it's Number 21 on the national girls' list -- feminissima name today. The status of New York's Brooklyn as hipster heaven is ironic as few bona fide Brooklyn hipsters would choose this name.

Brooklyn first came into widespread public view via the first Beckham boy born in 1999, though it had already entered the lower ranks of the girls' list in 1990, rising to the double digits in 2005, as more and more parents began to see it less as a NYC place name by separating it into its highly feminine syllables--brook and lyn.

Brooklynn is one of several popular variations.

Famous People Named Brooklyn

Brooklyn Danielle Decker, American model and actress
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress, daughter of singer Donna Summer
Brooklyn Shuck, American actress
Brooklyn Blue, British adult film actress
Brooklyn Faith Jones, quintuplet daughter of Ethan and Casey Jones of TV's "Quints by Surprise"
Brooklyn McKnight, daughter of Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles YouTube Channel
Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey (b. 2015), daughter of Nick and Vanessa Lachey
Brooklyn Heap (b. 2002), son of NFL player Todd Heap

Pop Culture References for the name Brooklyn

Brooklyn, from the Dutch word Breukelen, meaning "broken land"

Brooklyne, Brooklin, Brooklinn, Brookelyn, Brooklynn, Brooklen, Brookelynn, Brooklynne