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5/29/2020, 9:30 PM Mike C update #108
11/16/2019, 11:04 AM Mike C update #105
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2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BRUWK-lən

Meaning & History

From the name of a borough of New York City, originally named after the Dutch town of Breukelen, itself meaning either "broken land" (from Dutch breuk) or "marsh land" (from Dutch broek). It can also be viewed as a combination of BROOK and the popular name suffix lyn. It is considered a feminine name in the United States, but is more common as a masculine name in the United Kingdom.