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Brooklyn Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Brooklyn is of American origin.

The meaning of Brooklyn is "brook, stream, lake".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 26  in baby name popularity for girls with 6767 occurrences.  It ranked 2056 in popular baby names for boys with 68 occurrences. 

View the Brooklyn Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Brooklyn has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Brooklyn to other names.


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Related Names

The names Brooklynn, Brooklynne are all forms of Brooklyn.

Other Tidbits

Brooklyn falls into the name categories place, water.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Brooklyn in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Brooklyn.

Just for fun, see the name Brooklyn in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Brooklyn in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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