Gender: Female Origin of Brooklyn: Place-name Brooklyn's Popularity in 2018: #47

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 feminine syllables--brook and lyn.

Brooklynn is one of several popular variations.

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Rank in US: #47

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Pop Culture References for the name Brooklyn

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


Muirgen♥️ Says:


I like this name but preferable for girls.

bordercollie Says:


I've never liked Brooke and I'm not hugely fond of names ending in lyn, but I do like Brooklyn. I would never use it, but it's sleek and pretty, if trendy. Not as bad as some make it out to be.

LV51sfan91 Says:


May be the one for us! Her Grampy is a proud Brooklynite and we love the Dodgers! Bonus is the nickname Brooke!!!

She's a Killer Queen Says:


Me neither! Never have, never will!

cabosanmucus Says:


The irony is that this name is more popular in conservative Republican states than "trendy" Brooklyn itself...

Feather Says:


I don't what it is about this name. maybe that i'm from brooklyn? I can't say it's stupid because it's not anymore "stupid" than Seattle, Laramie, Portland or Boise, all of which I like (more as guilty pleasures). Must be that is sooooo common. For me, it's one of those names that is pleasant and it seems people that name their child Brooklyn settle because they can't think of anything else. It is safe, and i guess that it doesn't bother some...and to be fair that's great. I think you should like your child's name, even if it's number one

Marissa Gee Says:


I was born and raised in Brooklyn and my family still lives there, but I
live on the West Coast. I'm thinking of this name for my daughter as a
way to connect her to my roots. It actually has meaning to me. But I
didn't realize it was so trendy.

lynn_wentworth Says:


At least this spelling is better than Brooklynn or Brookelynn (both of which I have seen), but still doesn't seem like a very elegant name.

TaliaCat Says:


Trendy, trendy, trendy

Fiona Says:


I feel like this is a name better suited for a dog :/

PuppyPaw Says:


I like this name!

PuppyPaw Says:


That's where I live. ;D

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This name is so common around me and always has been. I just can't find it appealing because of how much I've heard it.

Marlz81 Says:


I don't get the appeal of this name:/

indiefendi2 Says:


I can't wait until this stops being popular 😒

Guest Says:


My 20-year old cousin's name. Now it's so unoriginal and popular. You're not cool for naming your kid after the most highly-populated area in America, people!