Brooks

Brooks - A very unique male name



  May 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Brooks, meaning of the brook, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #688. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Brooks and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Brooks? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Brooks. The baby boy name Brooks was given to 807 baby boys in 2012, ranking #362 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,034 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Brooks peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2011 on position 346.



Famous with this name

Albert Brooks
Mel Brooks
Mehcad Brooks


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Brooks is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Brooks is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #184 - and is the least popular in New York at position #743.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Brooks is where you live.


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Brooks origin and meaning

Brooks is a 6 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means of the brook. To see famous people named Brooks, pop culture references for the name Brooks and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Brooks

We've found the following names that sound similar to Brooks, sorted by popularity.

Bruce / Bryce / Brock / Brice / Boris / Brook / Baruch / Broc / Boruch / Briggs /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012362
2011346
2010402
2009479
2008588
2007538
2006592
2005634
2004632
2003721
2002726
2001725
2000711
1999700
1998726
1997684
1996655
1995678
1994674
1993701
1992693
1991734
1990668
1989684
1988703
1987591
1986601
1985510
1984537
1983493
1982404
1981415
1980501
1979639
1978941
1977751
1976802
1975947
1974701
1973813
1972743
1971670
1970740
1969875
1968834
1967884
1966807
1965790
1964813
1963757
1962789
1961707
1960832
1959774
1958978
1957826
1956715
1955824
1954790
1953704
1952844
1951873
19501062
1949875
1948905
1947768
1946952
1945987
1944885
1942756
19411456
1940899
19391311
19381012
1937980
19361486
19351032
19341334
19331140
19321567
19311015
19301114
19291030
19281043
1927949
1926914
19251072
1924758
19231034
1922748
1921749
1920813
19191007
1918895
1917863
1916830
19151280
1914765
1913688

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia184
North Dakota187
Kansas204
Iowa226
Virginia235
Minnesota236
South Carolina239
Nebraska239
Idaho240
Tennessee241
Maryland242
Colorado246
Alabama247
Utah249
Montana268
Oklahoma272
Arkansas292
Missouri292
Louisiana304
West Virginia305
Wisconsin308
Texas323
Indiana334
North Carolina353
Pennsylvania365
Kentucky409
Arizona440
Illinois454
Oregon454
Washington454
Ohio476
Mississippi482
Michigan545
Florida564
Massachusetts657
California697
New York743

Even more about Brooks


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Brooks a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Brooks?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Brooks
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,034
Letter count 6
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +807

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