Brooks: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brooks
Origin of the name Brooks:
Derived from brook (a stream, a small creek). Var: Brooke.
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Brooks is extreamly good looking. Kind of smoldering and artistic. Intellectual and very strong. Not big on verbally expressing himself but stands out in a crowd and everyone wants to be with him yet he seems to be a lone wolf.
that is literally the opposite of every brooks ive ever met (and yes, ive met more than one). every brooks ive ever met has gone to a new england boarding school or an elite day school and has played lacrosse or hockey or both. brooks wears ribbon belts and button-downs every day or a tshirt from a lacrosse tournament he played in. brooks will go to college in new england and belong to an uber preppy frat and then work in finance.
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My son is named Brooks, after the pastor of the church my husband grew up attending. The name had a special meaning to us, but we also loved that it was simple, strong, and classic sounding--like James, but less common. I've known of a few others that have the name Brooks, all older men--which I appreciate, because he is the only Brooks in his school. My only gripe is that he gets mistaken for a "Brook" all the time, which is obviously a feminine name. My Brooks is sweet, smart, and a huge ham that loves being loved by everyone around him. He is not a brat or a snob, he doesn't go to private school, and we don't live in New England. To me, Brooks sounds less "Gossip Girl" and more "Gone With the Wind" which is why I love the name.
I know a Brooks who is a business owner. He is rugged and good looking and polite. Very manly, but not chauvinistic. He owns an army/navy store and I could just as easily see him at a coffee house.He is the reason I first came to notice this name and think it represents such a versatile, grounded male. great name!
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Brooks Orpik, professional hockey player
Brooks Robinson, professional baseball player
Saint Phillips Brooks, Abolitionist, Episcopal preacher, most famously at Trinity Church in Boston. Author of a famous sermon on the death of Abraham Lincoln
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