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I love this name for a male even though it is more popular for females.
-- jazzi  12/30/2005
Brook does not sound like a feminine name. It's a nice name for a boy but not a girl.
-- FairyGirl  4/29/2006
My Mom's friend's son's girlfriend's older brother is named Brook and he is also the same Brook that was on the CBS TV show Survivor two years ago. And yes, I am being serious.
-- lucky3teen  6/7/2006
There is not one, but two meanings to the names Brook and Brooke. The first is listed, while the second is to mean 'beautiful pool of tears.'

Long before the medieval times the brook was thought to be a significantly smaller body of water than we do now, comparable to what we now refer to as a puddle.

Because of their size, it was often fabled that tears had caused these water spots to come about. Though, since their size was obviously much too big for mere tears to cause this, it was said that angels brought them about as they watched over the world in the clouds; thus creating their beauty. Henceforth the meaning, 'beautiful pool of tears', was brought about for a brook as well as both names Brook and Brooke.

As time passed brooks were considered to be larger bodies of water, as we see them today. The names were then used to recognize one who lived next to the stream-like body of water instead of the meaning of the pool itself, though many prefer to use this meaning today.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2006
To the above user: your information is interesting, but however I find nothing beautiful about a pool of tears.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2007
I don't like this name, I think it's really unoriginal.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2007
I love this spelling as a masculine variant. Brooke (as a feminine name) always had a masculine sound to me anyway. I really like Brook for a boy, though.
-- erb816  3/11/2010
Brook Busey-Maurio, better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer, author, journalist, memoirist, stripper and exotic dancer. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno, winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.
-- cutenose  5/10/2017

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