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Of English origin.

A masculine and a feminine name.

It was used as a surname, indicating a person who lived near a brook.

A brook is a small stream and so Brook is a nature name.

The word “brook” derives from Old English work “broc”, of the same meaning.

Variations of the name are: Brooke, Brooks, Brookes.

Famous male bearers are Brook Lopez, Brook Benton, Brook Sykes, Brook Fordyce.

Famous female bearers are Brook Kerr, Brook Lee, Brook Roberts.

Brook Benton was an American singer, songwriter.

He became widely known when he made a comeback, following his late 1950s career, with Tony Joe White’s hit “Rainy Night in Georgia”.