Given Name BRONTE

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
PRONOUNCED: BRAHN-tee  [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname, an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Proinntigh meaning "descendant of Proinnteach". The given name Proinnteach meant "bestower" in Gaelic. The Brontë sisters - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne - were 19th-century English novelists. Their father changed the spelling of the family surname from Brunty to Brontë, possibly to make it coincide with Greek βροντη meaning "thunder".

Related Names

USER SUBMISSIONS: Brønte, Bronte

Categories

anglicizations, Greek mythology, literature, storms, thunder, weather
Entry updated December 8, 2017