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Brooklyn

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: New York Borough
  • #689 All Time
  • #31 in 2015
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Boys

How popular is the baby name Brooklyn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1972 6 6 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 12 12 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 26 26 0
1978 32 32 0
1979 43 43 0
1980 53 53 0
1981 59 59 0
1982 78 71 7
1983 78 78 0
1984 69 69 0
1985 79 74 5
1986 95 89 6
1987 106 100 6
1988 139 139 0
1989 171 164 7
1990 215 210 5
1991 304 294 10
1992 435 426 9
1993 545 540 5
1994 675 658 17
1995 790 774 16
1996 1,026 1,009 17
1997 1,346 1,328 18
1998 1,573 1,558 15
1999 1,714 1,687 27
2000 1,860 1,827 33
2001 1,924 1,905 19
2002 2,224 2,206 18
2003 2,967 2,923 44
2004 3,339 3,263 76
2005 4,200 4,126 74 #78 girl name
2006 4,785 4,710 75 #67 girl name
2007 4,968 4,883 85 #57 girl name
2008 5,406 5,305 101 #47 girl name
2009 5,780 5,660 120 #37 girl name
2010 6,201 6,114 87 #34 girl name
2011 7,236 7,158 78 #21 girl name
2012 6,839 6,776 63 #29 girl name
2013 6,922 6,875 47 #28 girl name
2014 6,859 6,791 68 #26 girl name
2015 6,334 6,268 66 #31 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Brooklyn baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,539 babies born with the name Brooklyn in the United States. That's more than enough Brooklyns to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Brooklyn" was in 2011 with a total of 7,158 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brooklyns)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brooklyn" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 107 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 6,859 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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Where is the name Brooklyn popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Brooklyn in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Virginia names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Brooklyn

The name "Brooklyn" is of American origin, and it means "New York Borough". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker is a model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Brooklyn was born in 1987 as Brooklyn Danielle Decker in Kettering, Ohio, U.S.

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Brooklyn Sudano

Brooklyn Sudano is an actress, singer, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Brooklyn was born in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Brooklyn

Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn New York
Brooklyn Nine Nine
Brooklyn Tabernacle
Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Ny

Alternative Meanings

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Y is for young, the years never show!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nylkoorb". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oorklbyn". 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 Brooklyn born Nov 11, 2015

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 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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