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.

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I am Brooke Ann and I always loved my name. I have only met a couple other Brooke's in my lifetime. I was born in 1980. I have met a male Brooke once. I only let special people call me "Brookie" because I hate it most of the time. I don't know why people want to leave the 'e' off the end because I have never met a Brooke spelled Brook. All the people named Brooke that I have met are pretty outgoing, social people and opinionated. Look at the response for our name compared to other names... We like to share information and our experiences.

I am Brooke Erin. I was born in 1970 and lived in a small town and I was the only person with the name Brooke and I have a brother Brock Evan. when I was in Jr High and High school I hated having a different name, I wanted a name like all the other girls but after high school I liked having a different name, usually didnt have to use my last name, they just knew me. I sent a letter to Brooke Shields and got a post card back " to Brooke From Brooke", I still have it!

My family called me Brookie; my employees I have called me Brookie, and it still cracks me up because my grandmother calls me that too.

I am Brooke Erin too!! But I was born in 1983. My mom called me Brookie Cookie too, but it was definitely only reserved for her.

It's my name, so I am totally biased. I've grown to love it, though as a child I wanted a more common name. My last name is one syllable, and it always bothered me that my name was only 2 syllables long. My middle name is Elizabeth, but people rarely use middle names.

Ditto... it's my name and my last name is one syllable and that ALWAYS bothered me. And you're right... as I've gotten older, I have learned to love it. I was born in '78 and it was pretty rare then.

I was born in '91, and I've only met two other people named Brooke. People always misspell my name as Brook instead of Brooke, which is annoying. And only a few times they thought it was Brooks. I also have a one syllable last name which makes it very difficult when telling people my name. I like my name and I can't picture me with any other.

My name was Brooke Ingram, I have always loved my name. I am now Brooke Boyd. Sometimes people do want to spell it without an E and that annoys me but I still love my name. I wouldn't change my name for anything.

My name is Brooke Lynn & I love it now. I was born in 87 & I did not meet or hear of another black Brooke until I went to high school. As a little girl I hated the name Brooke. I thought it was boring & most adults always thought my name was Brittany because they had never seen a black Brooke. Even when I went to a prodominantly white high school if there was another student in the class with a more unusual or creative sounding name they always thought that was me & would call the white girl Brooke. But by college I was totally in love with my name because it was different & kind of cool when you say the first and middle as a double name. However, my mother says naming me Brooklyn was not an option lol.

My name is also Brooke Nicole and my last name happens to be Jorgenson. So yes ppl always kind of laughed at my initials but I was ok with it. In fact my brothers and I have a running joke with it because my younger brother, Blake, has the same initials. What possessed my parents to name two kids BJ?! I do not know. My name was also "made fun of" in middle school, they called me Brooke Trout(the mn equivilent of Brooklynn Bridge????!!!) but little did my classmates know, that name hardly phased me. In fact it kind of fit me. I love the outdoors and animals are my passion so I was ok with being compared to a fish. My 7th grade geography teacher called me River, didnt mind that either. My dad still sometimes calls me Brookester and my friends usually call me Brooker or Brookah (dont ask). Over all Im pretty ok with my nicknames, but call me Brookie and Ill probaby punch you in the face!

My daughter's name is Brooke Eden, Brooke after Brooke Davis my favorite character from my favorite tv show ever one tree hill played by Sophia bush. Eden after the gsrden of eden. her auntie Jessie started calling her brookie cookie the day we came home from the hospital since then her nicknames list is getting longer by the day lol the brookster, brookie monster, Brooklyn bridge, you get the idea. I love the fact that brooke is a name common enough to find personalized items like the bicycle license plate yet different enough where you don't have 5 of them in your kids elementary school. and ive noticed all brookes are beautiful

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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.

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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.

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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