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Bronte

What does Bronte mean?

Bronte Pronunciation of Bronte [bronte] 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".

Associated with: literary, surname, greek, irish (gaelic), generous (gracious), green.

Variations

Creative forms:
(female) Bronce, Bronda, ..

(male) Brondie, Bronido, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bronte Capri (B.C.), ..

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)

Bronte was first listed in 1992 and reached its highest position of #1296 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bronte name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bronte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bente, Bonie, Bonne, Brand, Branda, Brande, Brandea, Brandee, Brandei, Brandi, Brandie, Brandy, Brandye, Brannde (see Brandy), Brantley, Brenda, Brendie, Brenee, Brenie, Brenne, Breonda, Brette, Brinda, Brione, Brionne, Britte, Brodie, Bronia, Bronnie, Bronny, Bronwen, Bronya, Brooke, Brunette, Brynda, Brynne and Bryonie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bronte.

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