Brookes is a surname and boy’s given name of Old English origin. It derives from the Old English word broc, meaning “stream,” which became “brook” in modern English. It was a habitational surname to denote someone who lived near a brook, with several variants including Brook, Brooke, and Brooks. Brooke is a popular girl’s name, thanks to actress Brooke Shields, while Brook is sometimes used for boys. Brookes is a less common choice, making it a great option if you want something a little different for baby. Whichever variant you choose, this name is sure to conjure up peaceful images of babbling brooks in the scenic countryside.
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