Brooke

First Name
189k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brooke

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

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  1. English lyric poet (1887-1915)
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A topographic surname for someone who lived near a brook.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name transferred from the surname, fairly popular since the 1970s.

Notable Persons Named Brooke

Brooke Shields is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1966 to 1966. Brooke was given the name Brooke Christa Shields by her parents Francis Alexander Shields and Teri Shields on May 31st, 1965 in New York City, New York, U.S. Brooke is also known as Shields and Brooke Christa Camille.

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Brooke Baldwin is a news presenter and news anchor. Brooke was born on July 12th, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Brooke Burke is an actress, dancer, model, and television personality. She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Brooke was given the name Brooke Lisa Burke on September 8th, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Brooke is also known as Charvet and Brooke Burke.

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Brooke Hogan is a rhythm and blues singer-songwriter, celebrity, actor, and model (people). She plays Piano and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Brooke was given the name Brooke Ellen Bollea on May 5th, 1988 in Tampa, Florida, United States.

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Brooke Burns is an actress, television presenter, former model, and actor. She was most active from 1996 to present. Brooke was given the name Brooke Elizabeth Burns on March 16th, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Brooke was given the name Brooke Megan Greenberg on January 5th, 1993 in Baltimore. She died on October 24th, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brooke

Ashlynn was born on August 14th, 1985 in Choctaw, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Dana was born on November 29th, 1988 in Seven Hills, Ohio. Dana is also known as The best female body builder/wrestler in the world.

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Her career lasted from 2002 to 2002. Sian was born in 1980 in Lichfield. Sian is also known as Siân Brooke.

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Rupert Brooke was a poet. Rupert was given the name Rupert Chawner Brooke on August 3rd, 1887 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. He died on April 23rd, 1915.

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Tom was born in 1978.

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Heather Brooke is a journalist and writer. Heather was born in 1970 in Pennsylvania, United States. Heather is also known as Newsbrooke.

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How popular is the baby 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 69 54 15
1951 67 51 16
1952 75 51 24
1953 151 133 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 168 127 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 774 729 45
1972 784 736 48
1973 827 771 56
1974 1,004 964 40
1975 1,230 1,181 49
1976 1,504 1,464 40
1977 1,911 1,871 40
1978 2,576 2,533 43
1979 3,560 3,511 49 #85 girl name
1980 5,004 4,952 52 #57 girl name
1981 5,372 5,330 42 #52 girl name
1982 3,176 3,144 32 #92 girl name
1983 2,892 2,864 28 #96 girl name
1984 2,773 2,747 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 5,015 4,989 26 #70 girl name
1991 5,573 5,550 23 #65 girl name
1992 5,793 5,771 22 #59 girl name
1993 6,180 6,159 21 #52 girl name
1994 5,996 5,975 21 #54 girl name
1995 6,390 6,374 16 #52 girl name
1996 6,750 6,725 25 #45 girl name
1997 6,681 6,670 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 5,346 5,338 8 #52 girl name
2003 5,975 5,966 9 #43 girl name
2004 5,730 5,708 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 5,189 5,180 9 #52 girl name
2009 4,794 4,794 0 #54 girl name
2010 3,708 3,702 6 #72 girl name
2011 3,369 3,369 0 #87 girl name
2012 2,970 2,970 0
2013 2,749 2,749 0
2014 2,394 2,388 6
2015 2,146 2,146 0
2016 1,856 1,856 0

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Popularity of Brooke as a first name

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Popularity of Brooke as a last name

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Common last names for Brooke

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brooke U.S.
  White 91.76% 64.26%
  African American 2.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brooke

People with the last name Brooke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brooke

  • How Popular is the name Brooke? Brooke is the 383rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Brooke was the 6,717th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brooke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 189,206 babies born with the first name Brooke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brooke to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brooke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Brooke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brooke is Tuesday, September 15th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Brooke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brooke was in 1996 with a total of 6,725 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brooke!
  • Random Brooke Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brooke ranks 51st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 23 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Brooke: Your name in reverse order is Ekoorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roekob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brooke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,027 people with the last name Brooke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brooke? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Brooke as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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