Brooklyn Name Gender

Is Brooklyn a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99.5% of babies named Brooklyn were girls.

In 2018, 99.5% of babies named Brooklyn were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Brooklyn Name Meaning

Big city style meets suburban versatility with Brooklyn. From the Dutch Breukelen, Brooklyn is the name of a borough in New York City that has taken the girl baby name charts by storm.

A unisex moniker with worldwide appeal due to her Big Apple origins, Brooklyn is similar in feel to Aspen and Austin. She’s chic and modern with her metropolitan glam yet right at home on a Midwest cheer squad as well. A revival of former darling Brooke, Brooklyn has the trendy -lyn ending that’s popping up left and right with Adelyn, Madelyn, and Jocelyn. Unlike the others however, Brooklyn may avoid the stigma of being a one-hit wonder thanks to her place name roots.

Brooklyn is a name with a lot of heart, similar to the borough bearing her name. She’s joyful and free, the first to dance at a party or celebrate a win. She’s never shy, always eager to meet a new friend or two in her adventures. She ages well and just may be an old-time classic like Amelia or Adeline someday.

Brooklyn has a few alternative spellings like Brooklynn and Brookelynn, though the original version is much more common. She has the nickname of Brook/Brooke or Lyn but can easily go by her full name if she wishes. Names similar to Brooklyn include Addison, Raleigh, and Savannah.

Infographic of Brooklyn name meaning, which is Derived from the Dutch Breukelen meaning broken land, Brooklyn is an English place name.
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Brooklyn Name Popularity

How popular is the name Brooklyn? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Brooklyn was the 47th most popular girls name, representing 0.3356% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Brooklyn has been the 327th most popular girls name, representing 0.0676% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 2,058 16 0.0011%
1981 2,280 12 0.0008%
1982 1,788 23 0.0015%
1983 1,550 31 0.0021%
1984 1,696 25 0.0017%
1985 2,045 17 0.0011%
1986 1,600 33 0.0022%
1987 1,392 48 0.0031%
1988 1,126 87 0.0056%
1989 992 126 0.0078%
1990 884 171 0.0103%
1991 705 255 0.0156%
1992 539 392 0.0246%
1993 462 502 0.0322%
1994 385 620 0.0404%
1995 338 747 0.0496%
1996 284 988 0.066%
1997 226 1,305 0.0882%
1998 200 1,536 0.1026%
1999 184 1,670 0.1115%
2000 178 1,800 0.1178%
2001 172 1,887 0.1252%
2002 152 2,197 0.1466%
2003 118 2,914 0.1915%
2004 101 3,250 0.2132%
2005 78 4,122 0.2696%
2006 67 4,703 0.3004%
2007 57 4,874 0.3089%
2008 48 5,306 0.3433%
2009 37 5,664 0.379%
2010 34 6,120 0.4247%
2011 21 7,164 0.5028%
2012 29 6,785 0.4761%
2013 28 6,886 0.4837%
2014 26 6,809 0.4673%
2015 31 6,302 0.4331%
2016 34 5,942 0.4121%
2017 39 5,168 0.3703%
2018 47 4,611 0.3356%

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Names Like Brooklyn

If you like Brooklyn, you’ll love these other names like Brooklyn.


What names are diminutives of Brooklyn?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Brooklyn sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Brooklyn, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brook

Water, small stream

German

#3,054 (0.0004%)  
Brooke

Small stream

English

#194 (0.11%)  

What names are variants of Brooklyn?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Brooklyn.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brooklynn

Broken land

English

#211 (0.1014%)  
Brooklynne

Water, small stream

German


What names sound like Brooklyn?

If you like how Brooklyn sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Brooklyn.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Breelyn

English

#2,495 (0.001%)  
Brookelle

Water, small stream

German


What names are similar to Brooklyn?

Find a name that’s like Brooklyn, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alexa

Defender of man

Greek

#90 (0.221%)  
Ava

To live

Latin

#3 (1.0863%)  
Avery

Elf counsel

English

#16 (0.5851%)  
Charlotte

Free man

French

#6 (0.9419%)  
Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

#220 (0.0984%)  
Harper

Harp Player

English

#9 (0.7702%)  
London

From the great river

English

#176 (0.1173%)  
Madison

Son of Maud

English

#22 (0.5121%)  
Paris

Of unknown meaning

Greek

#324 (0.0688%)  
Presley

Priest clearing

English

#198 (0.1074%)  

Lists With Brooklyn

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Brooklyn.


Siblings of Brooklyn

Mamas with kids named Brooklyn also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Justice
#525 (0.0376%)  
George

Farmer

Greek

#127 (0.2221%)  
Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

#80 (0.3382%)  
Aidan

Little fire

Irish

#241 (0.1111%)  
Waylon

Land by the road

English

#142 (0.2013%)  
Brandon

Broom hill

English

#124 (0.231%)  
Cassidy

Curly haired

Irish

#349 (0.0602%)  

8 Comments

  1. We came up with her name to match brandons

  2. this was the first name I saw in a baby book the night we found out she was a girl – I opened right to that page and it just stuck with me <3

  3. I chose Brooklyn because I think that name is so precious , and it reminds me of the Brooklyn bridge in New York. I’ve never been there before but the pictures are so pretty! And it goes beautifully with her middle name Grace. And her daddy just fell in love with her name. ?

  4. My daughter and husband chose the name Brooklyn, and given that New York City is one of my husband and I’s favorite cities, we found it fitting.

  5. I chose the name Brooklyn cause my fiance is from Brooklyn, New York and i have always loved the name she is my only girl so i had her name picked out just in case i was having a girl.

  6. Her daddy cape up with the name because he has family in Brooklyn ny. And that is really the only girl name we both could agree on. I love that it just fits to my child and also i love calling her brookie or brook, so she has many names lol! This is my rainbow baby after 12 years difference from her older sister Jada and i love their bond n my girls ?

  7. My mother in law and I were looking at lists of baby names and if our baby was a boy his name would of been Noah Michael and if our baby was a girl her name would be Brooklyn Eva Dawn. When we found out we were having a girl then we are like so happy. I wish I could have another baby but I can’t because I got my tubes tied.

  8. We didn’t have a name picked out, and didn’t know the gender until birth (we had 2 sons already). Our (surprise!) daughter was born on the 1 year anniversary of my husband’s best friend/brother-in-laws tragic death, and it was apparent this was a sign from God that he can take tears and turn them into a blessing of joy. We had a few names we had been deciding on, and after our daughter’s birth, we reviewed the names and the meanings of the names. When I looked up Brooklyn, which means “a beautiful pool of tears,” we knew this was the one. We choose her middle name, Rae, because we also see her given to us as our little “Rae” of sunshine, hope, and fulfilled promises!


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