Bronte
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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".
Categories
Bronte sisters, literature
Related Names
USER SUBMISSIONS: Brønte, Bronte
Popularity
England and Wales  - 
Australia (NSW)  -