Meaning:water, small stream
The big difference between Brooks and Brooke, besides their last letters, is attitude. While Brooke is casual and relaxed, Brooks is preppy and refined. Though unisex, Brooks is much more common as for boys and Brooke for girls. Its etymology is straightforward: It’s derived from an English surname describing someone who lived near a brook or stream and originates from the Old English word “bróc” (“stream”). No babbling here: Canadian hockey player Brooks Laich married country singer Julianne Hough in 2017.

Famous Brookss

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  • Garth Brooks
    Musician, Singer
  • Mel Brooks

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