Brooklyn: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Pronunciation: BRUWK-lin (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Brooklyn: | Edit

Whenever I hear this name, I can only think of the NYC borough, and it's not a pleasant association, which is probably why this name is very unpopular in the state of NY.Outside of NY,for those of us who aren't familier with the state.I just think of NYC.And also Brooke + Lynn=water stream and waterfall.

Much better for a girl than for a boy!

Personal experiences with the name Brooklyn: | Edit

My name is Brooklin and I've always loved my name. It's shocking to see all the negative comments about the name, when I have been told all my life by so many different people that I have a beautiful name. I do agree with the association with New York being not so great, and I think that's why my mother chose to spell my name differently. I've never thought nor been told that my name is anything but a normal name, unique, maybe but normal.

I know a Brooklyn, she's Brooklyn Shuck a Kentucky Girl who's now in NYC for Annie! Love the name

My daughters name is Brooklyn and it suits her perfectly. I love the name Brooklyn for a girl!

Nicknames for Brooklyn: | Edit

Brook, Lyn,Brooke

Meanings and history of the name Brooklyn: | Edit

From the name of a borough of New York City. It was named after the Dutch town of Breukelen. By serendipity, it sounds like a combination of the established names Brooke and Lynn, which was an advantage when geographical names were still considered unusual.

Famous real-life people named Brooklyn: | Edit

Brooklyn Decker, American supermodel and actress
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress

Brooklyn Faith Jones, one-fifth of the Jones quintuplets made famous on the TLC reality television show, Quints By Surprise. Parents are Ethan and Casey Jones. Older sister, Eliot McKenna. The rest of the quints are Britton Grace, Jack William, Lila Addison and Ryan Elizabeth.

Brooklyn "Brooke" Hyland, dancer on "Dance Moms"

Brooklyn in song, story & screen: | Edit

I love my name. Brooke Allison (Allison being my middle name). I haven't met a lot of Brooke's in my life (I'm 17) I don't have a basic name but it's not something extremely different. Yeah some times people forget the E but not a big deal. Brookie is my nickname from some people. It's weird, I only like when certain people call me Brookie. Like my teachers call me Brooke and I wouldn't want them to call me Brookie! But close friends, family or certain people who call me Brookie are okay! I wish my parents named my Brooklyn. I think that's really nice. But my mum's middle name is Lynn. So she didn't want to name me after her. Myself and sisters aren't named after a grandparent or anyone we have our own names. So I understand the no Lynn thing but I've recently found that I like the name Brooklyn. I love being a Brooke and so should you!!

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