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Brooke

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Small Stream
  • #383 All Time
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13k Brook (English)

How popular is the name "Brooke" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1914 5 0 5
1918 6 0 6
1919 10 0 10
1920 8 0 8
1921 5 0 5
1922 9 0 9
1924 5 0 5
1925 6 0 6
1926 7 0 7
1927 8 0 8
1928 6 0 6
1929 6 0 6
1930 8 0 8
1931 6 0 6
1933 8 0 8
1934 17 7 10
1935 18 5 13
1936 6 0 6
1938 15 8 7
1939 21 9 12
1940 34 24 10
1941 54 35 19
1942 67 46 21
1943 55 30 25
1944 51 40 11
1945 58 40 18
1946 53 43 10
1947 59 41 18
1948 71 42 29
1949 84 67 17
1950 68 54 14
1951 67 51 16
1952 75 51 24
1953 152 134 18
1954 124 101 23
1955 86 67 19
1956 104 85 19
1957 93 67 26
1958 100 68 32
1959 98 73 25
1960 140 102 38
1961 172 121 51
1962 172 132 40
1963 182 149 33
1964 169 128 41
1965 176 146 30
1966 321 286 35
1967 304 268 36
1968 364 327 37
1969 446 403 43
1970 819 759 60
1971 773 728 45
1972 785 737 48
1973 828 772 56
1974 1,004 964 40
1975 1,230 1,181 49
1976 1,505 1,465 40
1977 1,910 1,870 40
1978 2,575 2,532 43
1979 3,561 3,512 49 #85 girl name
1980 5,005 4,953 52 #57 girl name
1981 5,373 5,331 42 #52 girl name
1982 3,177 3,145 32 #92 girl name
1983 2,893 2,865 28 #96 girl name
1984 2,772 2,746 26 #99 girl name
1985 2,740 2,726 14
1986 2,717 2,696 21
1987 2,975 2,957 18 #94 girl name
1988 3,447 3,412 35 #87 girl name
1989 4,169 4,147 22 #74 girl name
1990 5,014 4,988 26 #70 girl name
1991 5,574 5,551 23 #65 girl name
1992 5,793 5,771 22 #59 girl name
1993 6,179 6,158 21 #52 girl name
1994 5,996 5,975 21 #54 girl name
1995 6,390 6,374 16 #52 girl name
1996 6,749 6,724 25 #45 girl name
1997 6,682 6,671 11 #45 girl name
1998 6,360 6,344 16 #46 girl name
1999 6,081 6,067 14 #47 girl name
2000 5,653 5,640 13 #51 girl name
2001 5,220 5,211 9 #57 girl name
2002 5,344 5,336 8 #52 girl name
2003 5,975 5,966 9 #43 girl name
2004 5,729 5,707 22 #46 girl name
2005 5,576 5,565 11 #47 girl name
2006 5,754 5,745 9 #44 girl name
2007 5,526 5,507 19 #45 girl name
2008 5,187 5,178 9 #52 girl name
2009 4,792 4,792 0 #54 girl name
2010 3,705 3,699 6 #72 girl name
2011 3,367 3,367 0 #86 girl name
2012 2,969 2,969 0
2013 2,744 2,744 0
2014 2,381 2,375 6

Want to know about the populiarty of Brooke? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 185,177 babies born with the name Brooke in the United States. That's more than enough Brookes to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brooke" was in 1996 with a total of 6,724 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brookes)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brooke" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 23 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 6,081 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Brooke" mean? The list below shows the origins of Brooke as well as things modernly associated with the name Brooke such as celebrities named Brooke.

English

Origin and Meaning of Brooke

The name "Brooke" is of English origin, and it means "Small Stream". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to present. Brooke was born in 1965 as Brooke Christa Shields in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Brooke Hogan

Brooke Hogan is a singer-songwriter, television personality, actress, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Brooke was born in 1988 as Brooke Ellen Bollea in Tampa, Florida, United States.

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Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke is an actress, dancer, model, and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Brooke was born in 1971 as Brooke Lisa Burke in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Brooke Burns

Brooke Burns is an actress, television presenter, and former model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Brooke was born in 1978 as Brooke Elizabeth Burns in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Brooke Vincent

Brooke Vincent is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Brooke was born in 1992 as Brooke Levi Vincent in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester, England.

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Brooke Langton

Brooke was born in 1970 in Arizona, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

R is for realist, the way you are.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Ekoorb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Koeobr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Brooke born May 13, 2004

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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