Brooklyn (girl)

Brooklyn is one of the 5 boroughs of New York City. It was named after the Dutch town of Breuckelen meaning "broken land." It's popularity as a name began in the 1970s, but didn't take off until the late 1980s. It probably owes its popularity to the fact that the name Brooke was already popular, and adding the suffix -lyn to a name was already a trend (i.e., Ashley -> Ashlyn, Kaylee -> Kaylin). Plus there was also a trend for using place names as first names at the time.
See Also: Brooklyn (boy), Brooke

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