Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BROO-no(German, Italian, Spanish, Czech)
BROO-naw(Polish, Slovak)

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 to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition. A modern bearer is the American singer Bruno Mars (1985-), born Peter Gene Hernandez.

Related Names

DiminutivesBrunello, Nello(Italian)
Feminine FormsBruna, Brunella(Italian) Bruna(Portuguese) Bruna(Croatian)
Other Languages & CulturesBroen(Limburgish)
User SubmissionsBrúnó, Brüno, Bruño


People think this name is

classic   common   wholesome   strong   strange   simple  

Name Days

Croatia: May 27
Croatia: July 18
Croatia: October 6
Czechia: June 11
Denmark: May 17
Estonia: October 6
France: October 6
Germany: October 11
Hungary: October 6 (as Brúnó)
Italy: October 6
Latvia: September 9
Poland: May 17
Spain: October 6
Sweden: July 17


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 338.

Entry updated January 21, 2022