Brooklyn

First Name
94k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
123
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Brooklyn mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Brooklyn

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

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  1. A borough of New York City
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From Dutch Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia.

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  1. A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.
  2. A female given name of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.

Brooklyn was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Brooklyn

Brooklyn was given the name Brooklyn Danielle Decker on April 12th, 1987 in Kettering, Ohio, U.S. Brooklyn is also known as Brooklyn Roddick, Decker, and Brooklyn Danielle (birth name).

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Brooklyn was born on June 1st, 1989 in Ohio.

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Brooklyn Sudano is an actor, singing, dance, actress, singer, and dancer. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Brooklyn was born as the child of Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano on January 5th, 1981 in Los Angeles.

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Brooklyn was born in 1986.

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Brooklyn was born on April 19th, 1994 in Estevan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Brooklyn

Saint Raphael of Brooklyn was a saint. He holds the title Bishop of Brooklyn. Saint was born on November 20th, 1860 in Beirut. He left this life on February 27th, 1915.

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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 1,715 1,688 27
2000 1,860 1,827 33
2001 1,924 1,905 19
2002 2,225 2,207 18
2003 2,967 2,923 44
2004 3,339 3,263 76
2005 4,203 4,129 74 #78 girl name
2006 4,785 4,710 75 #67 girl name
2007 4,968 4,883 85 #57 girl name
2008 5,410 5,309 101 #47 girl name
2009 5,783 5,663 120 #37 girl name
2010 6,206 6,119 87 #34 girl name
2011 7,239 7,160 79 #21 girl name
2012 6,843 6,780 63 #29 girl name
2013 6,930 6,883 47 #28 girl name
2014 6,870 6,802 68 #26 girl name
2015 6,357 6,291 66 #31 girl name
2016 5,990 5,922 68 #34 girl name

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Popularity of Brooklyn as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brooklyn U.S.
  White 75.61% 64.26%
  African American 13.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brooklyn

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

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Fun Facts about the name Brooklyn

  • How Popular is the name Brooklyn? Brooklyn is the 667th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Brooklyn was the 34th most popular name. As a last name Brooklyn was the 136,449th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brooklyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 93,595 babies born with the first name Brooklyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brooklyn to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brooklyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Brooklyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brooklyn is Monday, October 18th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Brooklyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brooklyn was in 2011 with a total of 7,160 babies. That's a lot of babies named Brooklyn!
  • Random Brooklyn Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brooklyn ranks 44th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 94 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Brooklyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylkoorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrnlboko. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brooklyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 123 people with the last name Brooklyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brooklyn? Brooklyn is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
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