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since 1880

Brooklyn

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: New York Borough
  • #719 All Time
  • #26 in 2014
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Boys

How popular is the 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 27 27 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 4,784 4,709 75 #67 girl name
2007 4,967 4,882 85 #57 girl name
2008 5,405 5,304 101 #47 girl name
2009 5,778 5,658 120 #37 girl name
2010 6,199 6,112 87 #34 girl name
2011 7,233 7,155 78 #21 girl name
2012 6,832 6,769 63 #29 girl name
2013 6,910 6,863 47 #28 girl name
2014 6,835 6,767 68 #26 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Brooklyn? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 81,153 babies born with the name Brooklyn in the United States. That's more than enough Brooklyns to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 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 7,155 babies. (That's a lot of baby Brooklyns)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Brooklyn" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 110 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 4,784 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 a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

American

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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Alternative Meanings

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

K is for kindness, you always show.

L is for love, everlasting.

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 "Onlkoyrb". 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 Mar 14, 2005

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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