Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbʁuː.no/(German) /ˈ, Czech) /ˈbɾ /ˈbɾ /bʁ /ˈbru.nɔ/(Polish, Slovak)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German element brunna meaning "armour, protection" (Proto-Germanic *brunjǭ) or brun meaning "brown" (Proto-Germanic *brūnaz). 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 & CulturesBrunello(Carolingian Cycle) Broen(Limburgish)
User SubmissionsBrúnó, Brüno, Bruño


People think this name is

classic   wholesome   strong   strange   simple  

Name Days

Austria: March 9
Austria: May 27
Austria: October 6
Austria: October 11
Austria: December 10
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 June 9, 2023