Its source is broka, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "A small stream."
The name Brooks ranked 726th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 829th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Science and Philosophy
Brooks Adams (born 1848, died 1927)
American historian and political theorist.
Wrote Law of Civilization and Decay (see list of Historians)