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Gender: Male Meaning of Brooks: "of the brook" Origin of Brooks: English Brooks's Popularity in 2017: #204

The name Brooks is a boy's name of English origin meaning "of the brook". Brooks is ranked #204 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Surname name, with more masculine heft than Brook or Brooklyn. Brooks Robinson was one of the greatest third basemen ever, playing for the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 until 1977.

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Famous People Named Brooks

Brooks Clift, twin brother of American actor Montgomery Clift
Brooks Reed, American football player
(Richard) Brooks Orpik, American hockey player
Brooks Betts, guitarist of American rock band Mayday Parade
(Evan) Brooks Laich, Canadian hockey player
Brooks Calbert Robinson, American baseball player
Brooks Patrick Wheelan, American actor/comedian
Brooks Benedict, American actor
Brooks Resnikoff, eldest son of Meg Resnikoff, co-founder of YouTube channel "whatsupmoms"
(Anthony) Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician
Brooks Varalla, son of reality TV personality Allisyn Hardee Varalla
Brooks Alan (b. 2012), son of model Molly Sims and Scott Stuber
Brooks Walker Byington, son of American vloggers Cullen and Katie
Brooks Wackerman, drummer of American metal band "Avenged Sevenfold"
Brooks Koepka, American professional golfer and winner of the 2017 US Open
Brooks Hartman Brannen (b. 2016), son of American reality television star Ashley Salter

Pop Culture References for the name Brooks

Brooks Hatlen, a character in film "The Shawshank Redemption "
Brooks Wentworth, character on TV's "Jessie"
Brooks Gleason, main character in 'The Witness', by Nora Roberts.