Brooke: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brooke

Brooke

Pronunciation: BRUWK (key)

Origin of the name Brooke:

Derived from the Middle English brok (a brook, a small stream, breaking forth). Var: Brook.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My middle name is Brooke, but it is the name I go by. I really like my name but a common thing to happen is that people will spell it Brook. And I say no, there's and e. Like Brooke with an e. And they say it is like Anne with an e.

I named my daughter Brooke. She was born in 1980 and back then it wasn't a common name. People used to ask me if it was an old family name and comment on how well they liked it.

My first name is Brooke and many people my age and yonger (I'm 16) seem to have it as a middle name.

My middle name is Brooke and it has always been the name that I have gone by also. Brooke has been a family name that has been used for both males and females for many, many years. I was born in 1950 and no one had ever heard the name before. I used to be called "river", "creek" or even Brookie which I hated. It wasn't until Brooke Shields came along that the name started to catch on and increase in popularity. My granddaughter is Madison Brooke. I have a male cousin by the name of Brooke and another cousin's daughter is named Brooke. I was actually named after one of my aunts who was Eleanor Brooke. Many people have remarked over the years about what a beautiful name it is. I came to appreciate it so much more when I became an adult.

My name is Brooke Nicole Johnson and in elementary school people made fun of me by calling me Brooklyn Bridge. In high school I got made fun of for my initials BJ and my last name Johnson, but not 'cause my name was Brooke. I've never had a problem with my name. I think it is a nice name. EVERYONE misspells it, by spelling it without the E. Now my name is Brooke Kane and like the others I don't like that my name is now only two syllables all together. But I mean overall it is a common enough name that people aren't confused by your name, but not so common that you have two other friends with the name. I have only met a few other Brooke's in my life.

My first name is Brooke and I've always liked my name. I even like how my middle name sounds with it: Brooke Erin. I think it has a nice ring to it. Although, every time I heard my mom say "Brooke Erin!" when I was little, I knew I was in trouble so the name wasn't as cute growing up as it is now, lol. My parents had the most difficult time naming me because no matter what name my mom suggested, my dad didn't like it. Well, they were on the road at the time, trying to decide and my mom saw a sign for a city called "Brooklynn" My mom's first daughter was Lindsey (aka Lynn) so she dropped the second part of the name and suggested just "Brooke." My dad loved it, surprisingly to my mom, and they picked that for my first name and then moved on to middle names, where my dad continued to be picky. I'm not sure how they came up with Erin but I've always liked the two names together.

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My friends like to call me Bro, or Brookie. One of my friends calls me Brookie Cookie. My mom used to call me cupcake, lol.

That's funny because I used to call my daughter Brookie Cookie too. She got Brooklyn lots at school. I think it's a beautiful name!

All my close friends and family know that if they want to get me PO'ed they call me Brookie...and if they really want to see me get mad...they will call me Brookie Cookie! I guess people aren't that original!! haha

My name is Brooke and my middle name is really Lynn. People at school always call me Brookelynn, even if they don't know its my middle name. I've also been called Brookie Cookie by parents and classmates.

My name is Crystal Brooke, but I have always gone by my middle name. My parents wanted to call me Brooke, but said they had a hard time finding a middle name that went well with it, so they just used it as my middle name. I have always been called Brookie or Brookie Boo. I'm 28 and still go by these nicknames. Every now and then someone insists on calling me Brooks.

My friends used to call me Brookie Cookie too! Other nicknames, Rook, Rookie, Brooklyn, Brookie Poo (thanks mom), and my 1st grade class calls me Ms. Brookie!

The most common on the people call me is Brookie, my dad called me Brookie Brookes when I was little, but pretty much people just call me Brooke.

My name is Brooke too but I've never heard of the nickname Brookie Cookie but my nickname was similar. Growing up, my mom always called me "Brookie Monster" and 18 years later, she still does. Another nickname my mom mostly called me, due to my initials being BEM, was Baby Bemmer, or just Bemmer. Which doesn't have to do with my first name being Brooke but it's still a cute nickname for something with the same initials. Others just call me Brooke, except my older brother who thinks he's special enough to call me "Brookie" even though I've always hated it, lol :P In elementary school, one boy would refer to me as Bro-coli (not very creative I might add), which caused others to do the same, or their all time favorite, Brook-shire Brothers (reference to the supermarket) :P Ah, the torture we Brookes endure because of our name ;)

Book, Brookie, Brookie Cookie, Brick, Bookie. Some of these names are what I was called when I was in school. I find them all pretty annoying because every one caled me that.

Meanings and history of the name Brooke: | Edit

The name came into more common use in the 1950s, probably influenced by American socialite Brooke Astor (1902-2007).

Famous real-life people named Brooke: | Edit

Brooke Hyland, cast of Lifetime's Dance Moms
Brooke Shields, American actress
Brooke Adams, American actress
Brooke Hayward, American actress
Brooke Fraser, New Zealand singer
Brooke Burke-Charvet, American TV hostess and model
Brooke Burns, American actress and model

Brooke in song, story & screen: | Edit

Brooke Davis, character from the CW's "One Tree Hill"
Brooke English, character on All My Children from 1976 to 2006.

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