Meaning:water, small stream
Dutch settlers called the New York borough Breukelen after a town in the Netherlands. The place name Brooklyn has been used as a first name for both boys and girls, most notably for David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son in 1999. But Brooklyn is far more popular as a girls' name—it’s an easy way to combine Brook and Lynn, with spelling variations. In 2015, Nick and Vanessa Lachey named their baby girl Brooklyn. So did Tiki Barber and Traci Johnson. Namesakes include model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker and actress Brooklyn Sudano.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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