Name: Brooklyn

Origin and Meaning of the Name Brooklyn

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, perhaps broken land
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  • Pronunciation:
    (BROOK lin)
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    Itself (Brooklyn)
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Miscellaneous Info for Brooklyn

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Brooklyn is a borough of New York City. The name comes from the Dutch "Breukelen," probably meaning "broken land." The name has become extremely popular in the U.S., perhaps due to its similarity to two existing names, Brooke and Lynn. British celebrity Victoria Beckham named her son Brooklyn in 1999, which no doubt contributed to the name's growing popularity.

Similar Names to Brooklyn for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Brooklyn (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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