Meaning and name origin
Bronte \b-ron-te, br(o)-nte\ as a girl's 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".
Bronte is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bronte for girls. Bronte reached its highest rank of #69 in Australia in 2001 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Brande. This name tends to be more commonly used than Bronte.