All About The Name Brooklyn

Brooklyn (BRUWK-lin) is an English name that is sometimes used to honor the city of Brooklyn, a New York City borough but most see it as just a combination of the names Brook/Brooke and Lynn. The Brooklyn place name is derived from the original Dutch colonial name Breuckelen, meaning “marshland” from Old High German bruoh “marshland”. The Dutch named it after the town of Breukelen, Netherlands. When the English gained control of the area in 1664, and the name “Breuckelen” was eventually anglicized.

Meaning: Marshland

Origin: English from Dutch

Gender: Unisex

Current Popularity: #47

Middle Name Possibilities: Ruby


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