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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 Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #12 (international friends)".

From the experts:

Surname name, nature name, and word name, with a more masculine slant than Brook or Brooklyn. Brooks Robinson was one of the greatest third basemen ever, playing for the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 until 1977. Brooks might be considered one of the new wave of stylish English names for boys.

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Famous People Named Brooks

Brooks Calbert Robinson, American baseball player
Brooks Wackerman, American drummer of metal band "Avenged Sevenfold"
Brooks Koepka, American golfer
(William) 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 Patrick Wheelan, American actor/comedian
Brooks Benedict (born Harold J. Mann), American actor
(Anthony) Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician
Brooks, stage name of Thijs Westbroek, Dutch DJ
Brooks Varalla, son of reality TV personality Allisyn Hardee Varalla ("Kim of Queens')
Brooks Resnikoff, son of YouTuber Meg Resnikoff of "whatsupmoms"
Brooks Alan Stuber (b. 2012), son of model Molly Sims and Scott Stuber
Brooks Walker Byington (b. 2016), son of American vloggers Cullen and Katie
Brooks Hartman Brannen (b. 2016), son of reality TV personality Ashley Salter ("The Bachelor") and Austin Brannen

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.