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Given Name BRUNO
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: BROO-no (German), BRUW-naw (Polish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.
Related Names
FEMININE FORMS: Bruna, Brunella (Italian), Bruna (Portuguese), Bruna (Croatian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Broen (Limburgish)
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Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 338