Gender: Female Meaning of Brooke: "small stream" Origin of Brooke: English Brooke's Popularity in 2018: #201

Brooke Origin and Meaning

The name Brooke is a girl's name of English origin meaning "small stream".

Brooke has long projected an aura of sleek sophistication, and can also be seen as a stylish water name.

It was Brooke Shields (born Christa) who took it from quietly fashionable to ultra trendy when she was just a young girl; socialite Brooke (born Roberta Brooke) Astor gave it social status.

Brookes have appeared on soaps like The Bold and the Beautiful" and All My Children, and on Melrose Place and One Tree Hill.

Chynna Phillips and Billy Baldwin have a daughter named Brooke.

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Rank in US: #201

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Brooke's International Variations

Bahr (Arabic)


paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this. I don't like it for boys and I don't particularly like Brooklyn for boys or girls (but see that as more of a girls' name, too). Yet, somehow - I do really like the name Brooke. It feels like more of a nature name, and it's just really pretty.

LV51sfan91 Says:


So pretty, peaceful and calming. This one is hard to say no to for me! Great for a girly girl or sports lover! Blue is my favorite color and I love water (I'm from the Pacific Northwest!) perfect for me!

Ruby Byler Says:


I like the name Brooke and i am sure as time goes on i will eventually learn to LOVE the name Brooke. Because that is what happens most of the time. I am not sure if i would use it as a first name. I would probably use it more as a middle name and would probably use more like Brooklyn for a first name if i wanted Brooke to be in the first name. I LOVE the name Isla Brooke with Brooke for a middle name. And I LOVE the name Brooklyn Reign with Brooklyn as a first name!!! : ]

Madisoniaa Says:


My middle name! :)

AlexxisLynn Says:


I don't like it, it just sounds so bleh. I know three Brooke's whom one spells it Brook and frankly I'm sick of hearing it. I call one Brooke Peep and the other Rooke. The other is just Brook.

jasminegarden Says:


Love this, especially with the nature association.

Jinxgirl Says:


Brooke is a good nickname for me. It's not really girly but it's nice enough, kind of like Blair's cousin.

Mimi Says:


I love the name!! I also like Brooklyn.💖💕

flora_kate Says:


I've the same trouble with Tabitha, it's literally my #1 pick for a future daughter, but I don't want my cousin (also named Tabitha) to think that I'm using it to honor I don't know what to do!

Guest Says:


ugh I'm in a pickle because I freakin LOVE this name and would use it in a heartbeat but I don't want to name my future daughter after my cousin

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This this name can never be sophisticated to me because of my sister. My sister is someone who is a complete tomboy, likes to push buttons and play the rough games with the boys. So that's the image I get with this name. Plus side, she's the only Brooke I know.

hellogoodbye111 Says:


Isn't appealing to me

Guest Says:


I could never use it because it's already my cousin's name but I love it and it's perfect as a middle name especially.

ToNameAFlutist Says:


I like Brooke because of Brook Raboutou, She is a rock climber, a picture of grace and strength.