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Brooklyn - Meaning of Brooklyn

What does Brooklyn mean?

Meaning of the name BrooklynBrooklynnBrooklinBrooklenBrooklyneBrookelynBrookelynnBrooklynneLynnBrooke

[ 2 syll. broo-klyn, br-ookl-yn ] The baby girl name Brooklyn is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced BRUW-KLihN †.

1: Brooklyn's origin and use are both in the English language. The meaning of Brooklyn is 'broken land'. The first name is taken from the name of the Brooklyn borough of New York City, itself originally from the Dutch 'Breukelen'. See Brooklyn for more information.

Forms of Brooklyn include the name Brookelyn, the name Brookelynn, the name Brooklen, the name Brooklin, the name Brooklyne, and the English Brooklynne.

Another form of the name is the English spelling variant Brooklynn.

2: Brooklyn's language of origin is English. The name is from the combination of Brooke and Lynn.

See also the related forms, the English Brooke and the English and German Lynn.

See also the related categories, combination, dutch, and city.

Brooklyn is very popular as a baby girl name. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2011 with 0.370% of baby girls being named Brooklyn. It was #21 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #47 with a usage of 0.250%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. Brooklyn was thrice as popular as the next ranked name, Brooklynn, in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Brooklyn include Brooklynn, Brookelyn, Brookelynn, Brooklin, Brooklyne, and Brooklynne.

† Pronunciation for Brooklyn: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"


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