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

anglicizations, Greek mythology, literature, storms, thunder, weather

Related Names

USER SUBMISSIONS: Brønte, Bronte
Entry updated December 8, 2017