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Gender: Female Meaning of Brinkley: "woodland clearing" Origin of Brinkley: English

Brinkley Origin and Meaning

The name Brinkley is a girl's name meaning "woodland clearing".

This English surname turned girls' first name owes its rise to supermodel Christie Brinkley, who first rose to fame in the late 70s and early 80s. Brinkley appeared on the charts for the first time in 1985, peaking at 90 births in 2012 and 2013. It probably derives from the Old English masculine name Brynca + "ley" (woodland clearing).

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