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5/29/2020, 9:30 PM Mike C update #108
2/4/2020, 9:06 PM Mike C update #107
2/28/2019, 2:08 PM Mike C update #102
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12/3/2014, 12:28 AM Mike C update #89
2/12/2007, 1:03 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. BROO-no(German, Italian, Spanish, Czech)
BROO-noo(Portuguese)
BRUY-NO(French)
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.