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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BROO-no(German, Italian, Spanish, Czech)
BROO-noo(Portuguese)
BRUY-NO(French)
BROO-naw(Polish, Slovak)
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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 to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition.

Related Names

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

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   serious  
Croatia: May 27
Croatia: July 18
Croatia: October 6
Estonia: October 6
France: October 6
Germany: October 11
Hungary: October 6 (as Brúnó)
Latvia: September 9
Poland: May 17
Sweden: July 17

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Sources & References

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