What does Bronte mean?
Bronte /bron-te/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of English origin. Literary: transferred use of the surname of the sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. The spelling is influenced by Greek "bronte", meaning "thunder", instead of Prunty, which is an Irish surname meaning "descendant of Proinnteach". Proinnteach is a personal name meaning "bestower", originally being used to denote a generous person. Use of the given name is probably inspired by the character in the film "The Green Card".
VariationsKreatif forms: Bronbe, Bronce, Bronre. [more]
How popular is Bronte?
Bronte is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#117538 out of 150436, Top 78%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Bronte for girls. Bronte reached its highest position of #69 in Australia in 2001, but is not in the list currently. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)
A suggested similar baby name is Brande. This name tends to be more commonly used than Bronte.