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Gender: F Origin of Brooklyn: Place-name Brooklyn's Popularity in 2013: #28

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Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to a very popular -- it's Number 28 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.

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Famous People Named Brooklyn

Brooklyn Decker, American model
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
Brooklyn Faith Jones, daughter of Ethan and Casey Jones (one of the quintuplets on the TLC show "Quints by Surprise")
Brooklyn McKnight, daughter of Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles YouTube Channel
Brooklyn Shuck, American Broadway actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Brooklyn

comes from the Dutch word Breukelen which means "broken land"

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