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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BROO-no(German, Italian, Spanish)
BROO-noo(Portuguese)
BRUY-NO(French)
BROO-naw(Polish)
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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.
DiminutivesBrunello, Nello(Italian)
Feminine FormsBruna, Brunella(Italian) Bruna(Portuguese) Bruna(Croatian)
Other Languages & CulturesBroen(Limburgish)
User SubmissionsBrúnó, Brüno

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 338

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