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Famous bearer: Model/actress Brooke Shields (born Brooke Christa Shields).
-- Destry  4/13/2005
This is a classy, unisex name. My mother was going to name me Brooke, but wound up naming me after my grandparents.
-- Tbird  7/2/2005
I plan to name my first child this. It is a lovely name that isn't too grown up or childish.
-- classy  11/18/2005
Brooke is the name of a character on the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Even though this name is for both genders, Brooke seems more feminine and Brook seems more masculine.
-- rubberduckiiz2  1/9/2006
I (a female) love being named Brooke. However I have been called Brick, Brock, and Brooks.
-- bas  1/10/2006
I love this name. My mom always said she should have named me this because I was her Babbling 'Brooke'.
-- iamkristen  5/17/2006
Boring name, boring meaning. Brooke simply means a small stream - BORING! I like meanings that are personalities, that actually describe a person! I feel sorry for all the Brookes out there, they're being described as a stream! Ick.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2006
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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.
-- converse_gal  7/5/2006
Brooke is a very pretty name for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I agree that this is very classy and sophisticated, however, in this day and age, is simply sounds too ubiquitous for my liking. I personally will want to wait until the popularity of this appellative goes down, if not disappears completely.
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/19/2006
Another famous bearer is little Brooke Greenburg, born Januaury 8th, 1993. She seems to be frozen in time from the time she was about 9 months old, now merely a teen, she goes to a school for handicapped children, even if she has the intellectual enlightenment and body of a baby. She lives with her 3 normally developed sisters in Baltimore, Maryland in America.
-- Starla-Marie_1993  9/5/2006
Love the name! I think it is such a beautiful name. My daughter is Brooke, and we too, call her "Babbling Brooke" because she talks, talks, talks!
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2006
Brooke is a Deal or No Deal game show model. Another Famous bearer is Brooke Hogan the singer who is the daughter of Terry (Hulk) Hogan, the wrestler.
-- Taydbug112  12/15/2006
Brooke is a cute name. It is English, and a nice first or middle name.
-- Emma McHnery  12/16/2006
I really like this name. It would make a very nice name for a girl.
-- kimmyks  12/18/2006
This is a nice, English name. It means "peaceful river".
-- Emma McHnery  12/19/2006
I think this name should be totally only for girls! It's my name so I am insulted by it being a guy name but I guess that's the same way guys with the name feel so yeah.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
Brooke is a really great name so those of you with issues of us being like a stream (which is cool) should be quiet and talk about your own name.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2007
My mom watches that show Bold and the Beautiful with the girl named Brooke for longer than I have been alive. She says she named me after her but we have no relation! I am not a snob.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2007
My name is Brooke and I believe it is very cute! It isn't too girly.
-- Vllyballgurl1066  2/3/2007
Hey! Brooke doesn't even mean just a stream! It MEANS beautiful pool of tears!
-- Anonymous User  2/3/2007
I think Brooke is such a pretty name. I am always asked if I would want a different name and say no way!
-- luckygirl353  2/15/2007
I love this but I can't decide which is better - Brook or Brooke.
-- Jasmine  3/3/2007
I don't think 'stream' is such a boring meaning. If you look behind the literal meaning, most things have some interesing connotations and symbolism.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2007
Brooke is the name of a character from "One Tree Hil", a TV series.
-- Vllyballgurl1066  6/16/2007
When I have a child, and it's a girl, I'm going to name her Brooke. It's pretty, and sort of an uncommon name where I come from.
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2007
This is my favorite name ever I think it's really pretty.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2007
Actors Chynna Phillips and William Baldwin have a daughter Brooke Baldwin, born in New York on 6th December 2004.
-- Maggie_Simpson  10/11/2007
Brooke is a beautiful name, in my opinion. I don't mean to sound cocky, because it is my name, but I just love it. When I picture "Brooke" I see an outgoing, fun girl. Like Brooke from "One Tree Hill". I don't mind that some guys have that name, oh well. Its meaning may sound boring, but I think it's pretty, and I think many people out there agree with me, though some of you don't.
-- BelleBeauty  10/23/2007
It sounds like a soap opera character name to me. The name is not that bad, but this fact makes it look cheap. Brooke Burke, Brooke Shields. It hasn't many brilliant bearers out there either.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2007
No offense Mindy, but the fact that there AREN'T many famous bearers makes the name even more unique. Why should you care anyway? Go comment on your name.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/7/2008
I like this name, for I came this close to having it (my mother thought it didn't suit me), but I don't think parents should give their son this name.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/10/2008
I love this name! On a boy only though. I can't understand how some people consider Brooke to a girls name. To me, it sounds WAY too boyish to be used on a girl.
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2008
There is a girl from American Idol season 7 named Brooke White.
-- ilovespencerc  4/9/2008
I loved this name ever since I was little. To me it's timeless. It sounds just as good on a little girl as it does on a lady.
-- number1212  4/26/2008
It's not such a bad name per se, but back in the dark ages of the 1990s (don't get me wrong, it was the best possible decade in world history, just not for me personally), I watched the Bold and the Beautiful, and the character Brooke really ruined this name for me for good. The name also makes me think of a ditzy, superficial teen girl with long, blonde hair, probably because of having watched the wrong type of series out of horrendous boredom.
-- slight night shiver  5/17/2008
The idential Hansen female quadruplets (Allison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy) are born in Texas.
-- Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
Ugh. I always think of snobby, blonde, popular, idiotic girls when I hear this name. -.-
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2008
This is a lovely, beautiful name. Lovely, excellent, happy name. Not too popular. I would consider this as a middle name for a little girl. Spelled this way or the way Brook.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2008
Brooke means serene or calm like; as in the quiet of a stream.
-- stew  8/25/2008
This is my middle name, sadly. I was named after Brooke Sheilds. It flows nicely with my first name (Lauren), but I know a girl with this name who is not a very nice person. But even before I met her I didn't like it very much, it's very harsh-sounding to me.
-- love.a.little  6/7/2009
I think it's a cute, pretty name for a girl. Please don't call her "Brookie" though, I can't stand that.
-- becca_marciano  6/18/2009
I love the meaning. It's simple, yeah, but 'stream' creates such a nice, gentle, flowing, romantic image. It's a really pretty girl's name.
-- tiarnantman  8/18/2009
Brooke is one of my favorite names! I love the way it looks and sounds. I can imagine a girl of any age with this name. I plan on naming my first daughter Brooke. :)
-- Tessa P.  8/19/2009
I love the name Brooke! I think it sounds beautiful. I wish this was my name.
-- Doglover  10/14/2009
I LOVE this name. Personally, I don't think that it's harsh sounding. It's just not a girly name. But it is NOT an uncommon name. It was in the Top 100 of most English speaking countries in 2008, plus it is a very common middle name. I doubt that I'd name my daughter Brooke, but it is still a beautiful name.
-- McHobbit  10/28/2009
I've always held a contempt for this name, because I'm a guy and I'm called Brooke ALL THE TIME. It's BROOKS with an S!

Besides, Brooke sounds very masculine to me. I guess the "e" gives it a slight feminine quality, but other than that, it's just much too curt.
-- bpheit  11/2/2009
King Edward VII of England had a mistress named Brooke.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2010
I've been torn about this name for many years. It's beautiful to look at, but I had often thought it sounded masculine. Turns out, it just needs a great middle name. But anyway, Brooke is a name that someone can have her whole life.
-- erb816  7/31/2010
Nice name, it doesn't sound too infantile.
-- Chrila96  11/27/2010
I like the picture this gives--a cool, clear, bubbling brook--but I don't like the name itself.
-- Joy12  5/12/2011
A good name for an ugly, fat and dodgy-looking woman.
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  5/24/2013
This is my name. I like it! It suits me well, and for the person a few comments up I am not fat, or dodgy looking so don't believe that that's actually what all Brooke's look like.
-- Hey_there  11/25/2014
I just named my baby girl Brooke as I think it's a good name to grow up into since it's not babyish nor too girly.
-- Chakram79  6/10/2013
Brook rhymes with Crook.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2013
Brooke is an ok name, but it is not pretty.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2013
I've always liked the name Brooke, even though it isn't that pretty sounding. It's a really peaceful and simple name with not a lot of character but it just flows really nicely.
-- Melys11  6/28/2014
Brooke Hayward (Born: July 5, 1937) is an American stage, film and television actress.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2014
This is my name! I think it's super cute.
-- bburmeister  2/4/2015
Brooke is a classic, beautiful, timeless name. It ages perfectly!
-- Danielle1982  3/6/2015
Gorgeous name! I love bodies of water and this name fits that love.
-- LV51sfan91  4/5/2015
The name Brooke is gorgeous, sophisticated, cute and stylish. I love this name. ^-^
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2015
With this being my name I am kind of partial to it after so many years of it, but I always hated it when I was growing up. Now as an adult the only thing that bothers me is that people spell it Brooke even though my name is without an e. I always thought it didn't fit a male well (though I am biased being a female) I don't feel like it is the prettiest of names but it's not a mouthful either and works well for an adult or a child.
-- brook54  6/25/2015
I named my baby boy Brook. I think it's cute plus this name in Amharic (Ethiopian language) means "blessed".
-- Eph  11/27/2015
My name is Brooke and it is commonly misspelled as Brook.
-- UBloodyWotM8  12/12/2015
My name is Brooke, and I don't particularly hate the name. It reminds me of a cool, calm stream or pond or just body of water, and when I picture that, I can't help but think that's lovely. Although many people I know think this name sounds "sophisticated", I honestly don't see it. Maybe because I'm pretty tom-boyish and have a biased opinion because of that, but oh well. I never knew it was a unisex name until just recently because I've never had any experiences with the name Brooke or Brook for a guy. I admit I think it is a pretty boyish name, but I can also see that it does have some very feminine aspects to it. But yeah, basically this is just me giving out my personal views, so I don't mind if you disagree with me on the subject. :)
-- DarkRain  1/4/2016
I named my daughter Brooke. It's a pretty name, I like the meaning in English and also in Ethiopian language it means "blessing "
-- Kidist57  3/30/2016

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