Brooke Name Meaning & Origin

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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Booker contains the same letters as Brooke

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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 name is Brooke and I've always liked it. It's feminine, nautical and simple. When I was young it was still relatively new so I got "like Brooke Shields?" a lot. That has faded over time. I like that my parents were ahead of the curve and most Brookes are younger than me. Some nicknames I've been called are Brookie, Brooker, Brooklyn. People are ALWAYS asking if it has an e at the end. To this day I have never seen anyone spell it that that way yet, but people keep misspelling it anyway. Although sites say it's gender neutral, I still haven't met a man with this 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.

My name is Brooke Nicole. No one ever spells it right, even though I have yet to find anyone named Brook. I am often asked if I like to read books. I don't find a lot of Brookes and have only found a handful. Overall I love my name and would never change it.

Nicknames for Brooke: | Edit

Brookie, Brooke-let, Brookie Cookie, Brookie Boo, Brooks, Brookie Poo Rook, Rookie, Brookie Monster, Bookie, Brooker, Bookie Wookie, Brookie Bear

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).
The most common meaning for it is a small stream, referring to a Brook such as in nature.

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.
StoryBrook, name of town in once upon a time
Brooke Maddox, character from MTV's "Scream"

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