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Quick Facts on Brooklyn

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 28
Simple meaning:
Broken land

Characteristics of Brooklyn

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Brooklyn

Usage of Brooklyn as a given name is a recent trend. Considered androgynous (although largely used on baby girls), Brooklyn comes from a geographical place name, one of the boroughs of New York City, which Dutch settlers originally named “Breukelen” (meaning “broken land”). When one views a map of New York City and its five boroughs, one can quickly see that “broken land” says it all. Place names as given names have become particularly trendy since the 1990s (other examples currently on the U.S. female naming charts include Madison, Savannah, London – even Kimberly and Brittany are place names transferred into female given names). Brooklyn, however, is one of the most recent of these examples, and one which has taken off in popularity faster than a blink of the eye. Brooklyn is really a North American favorite (popular for baby girls only in Canada and the U.S.). For boys, the name shows up with mild success in England, thanks to the British celebrity couple (the Beckhams) who named their firstborn son Brooklyn in 1999.

Popularity of the Name Brooklyn

Ironically, one of the most well-known Brooklyn is the eldest son of the celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham. Truth be told, while Brooklyn is technically considered a “unisex” name, it doesn’t appear on the U.S. popularity charts for males (only 62 baby boys were given the name Brooklyn in 2012 compared to almost 7,000 baby girls). As a choice for daughters, it’s a Top 30 favorite. This is very recent, as the name Brooklyn only entered the charts for girls in 1990 – a mere 20+ years ago. Its advancement into the Top 50 only happened in 2008. Ironically, the states that favor Brooklyn the most for their baby girls are Utah, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia (she’s a Top 10 favorite in these five states). Funny thing: those five states couldn’t be less like Brooklyn, NY! In fact, New York and New Jersey are the ONLY states where Brooklyn is NOT on the Top 100 list. Maybe parents in Brooklyn should consider naming their daughters Boise?
Popularity of the Girl Name Brooklyn
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Brooklyn

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Brooklyn

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Brooklyn

    Brooklyn We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Brooklyn.

  • Popular Songs on Brooklyn

    Popular Songs on Brooklyn

    Brooklyn - a song by Steely Dan

    Brooklyn Blues - a song by Barry Manilow

    Brooklyn Bridge - a song by Frank Sinatra

    Brooklyn Roads - a song by Neil Diamond

    Brooklyn Zoo - a song by Wu-Tang Clan [explicit]

    Brooklyn's Finest - a song by Jay-Z [explicit]

    First Snow On Brooklyn - a song by Jethro Tull

    No Sleep Till Brooklyn - a song by The Beastie Boys [explicit]

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Brooklyn

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Brooklyn

    Brooklyn - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Brooklyn.

  • Famous People Named Brooklyn

    Famous People Named Brooklyn

    Famous People Named Brooklyn - Brooklyn Decker (model)

  • Children of Famous People Named Brooklyn

    Children of Famous People Named Brooklyn

    Famous People who Named their Child Brooklyn - David Beckham (soccer player); Gary LeVox (musician); Jonathan Demme (director); Victoria Beckham (singer/designer)

  • Historic Figures

    Brooklyn - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Brooklyn - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brooklyn.

Personality of the Girl Name Brooklyn

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Brooklyn

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