Brooklyn Origin and Meaning

The name Brooklyn is a girl's name.
Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to the leading girls' name starting with B. 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 name-y syllables – brook and lyn.

Brooklynn is one of several popular variations.
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Famous People Named Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Danielle DeckerAmerican model and actress
  • Brooklyn SudanoAmerican actress, daughter of singer Donna Summer
  • Brooklyn ShuckAmerican actress
  • Brooklyn BlueBritish adult film actress
  • Brooklyn Rae SilzerAmerican child actress; twin of sister Londyn Silzer
  • Brooklyn McKnightdaughter of Mindy from CuteGirlsHairstyles YouTube Channel; twin of sister Bailey
  • Brooklyn Jean Stewartdaughter of baseball player Chris Stewart
  • Brooklyn Buehrle (b. 2009)daughter of baseball player Mark Buehrle
  • Brooklyn Faith Jones (b. 2010)quintuplet daughter of Ethan and Casey Jones of TV's "Quints by Surprise"
  • Brooklyn NelsonAmerican actress
  • Brooklyn Barber (b. 2013)daughter of football player Tiki Barber
  • Brooklyn Marie Keller (b. 2013)daughter of Nicole Fokos of "16 and Pregnant"
  • Brooklyn Bentley (b. 2014)daughter of actor Wes Bentley
  • Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey (b. 2015)daughter of Nick and Vanessa Lachey
  • Brooklyn Elise Paine (b. 2016)daughter of reality TV personalities Erin (Bates) and Chad Paine of "Bringing Up Bates"
  • Brooklyn McKnightAmerican Youtube personality
  • Brooklyn Doris Daly (b. 2018)daughter of American actress, model and TV personality Kenya Moore

Brooklyn in Pop Culture

  • Brooklynfrom the Dutch word Breukelen, meaning "broken land"
  • Brooklyn "Brooke" Hayesantagonist in SophieGTV's YouTube series LPS Popular
  • Brooklyn Nine Ninea comedy crime show