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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1939 5 0 5
1965 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1985 7 7 0
1987 6 6 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 22 22 0
1997 7 7 0
1998 7 7 0
1999 20 20 0
2000 34 34 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 37 32 5
2003 29 29 0
2004 32 32 0
2005 36 36 0
2006 42 36 6
2007 50 50 0
2008 47 47 0
2009 58 58 0
2010 66 66 0
2011 71 71 0
2012 96 90 6
2013 95 90 5
2014 74 74 0
2015 72 72 0

Fun Facts about the name Brinkley

  • How many people with the first name Brinkley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,001 babies born with the first name Brinkley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brinkley to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brinkley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brinkley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brinkley is Tuesday, June 11th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Brinkley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brinkley was in 2012 with a total of 90 babies.
  • Random Brinkley Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brinkley is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Brinkley: Your name in reverse order is Yelknirb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Einrkbyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brinkley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,695 people with the last name Brinkley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brinkley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Brinkley as their last name.
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Popularity of Brinkley as a first name

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Popularity of Brinkley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brinkley U.S.
  White 67.19% 64.26%
  African American 27.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brinkley

People with the last name Brinkley are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Brinkley

The name "Brinkley" is of English origin, and it means "From Brinca's Field". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

  1. A surname​.

Other Inspirations for the Name Brinkley

Brinkley And Hurst
Brinkley Manor
Brinkley Market
Brinkley Overlook
Brinkley Road
Brinkley Tappan
Brinkley Townhomes
Brinkley Apartments
Brinkley Beach
Brinkley House

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brinkley

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley is a model, actress, and designer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Christie was born in 1954 as Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, U.S.


What does the name Brinkley mean?

Bis for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Kis for kindness, you always show.

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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