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What does Brunette mean?

Brunette Pronunciation of Brunette [brunette] as a girls' name has the meaning "brown-skinned, brown-haired". Brunette is a variant form of Bruna (Italian, Latin): feminine of Bruno.

Associated with: brown.


3 alternative forms via Bruna: Brunella, Brunelle and Brunetta.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Brunette Gwendolyn (B.G.), ..

How popular is Brunette?

Brunette is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#9011 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Bruna is the only prominent related form of Brunette (outside Top 2000). This relation of Brunette was favored by parents during 1910-1919. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bruna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brunette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anette, Annette, Aquanette, Arlette, Arnett, Babbette, Babette, Benetta, Bernaetta (see Bernadette), Berneta, Bernetta, Bobbette, Bobette, Bobinette (see Roberta), Brandace, Brande, Brandee, Brandice, Brandise, Brantley, Brette, Brigett, Brijitte (see Bridget), Britte, Brygette, Brygitte, Brynelle, Burnet, Coronette, Dannette, Ervette, Finette, Genette, Ginnette, Grette, Gwenette, Irvette, Jaenette, Jenette, Jennette, Johnette, Jonette, Julette, Junette, Lanette, Lenette, Loucette, Lucette, Lunette, Lurette, Lynette, Marnette, Minnette, Musette, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Ninnette, Ornetta (see Arnette), Ornette, Orrnett (see Arnette), Prunelle, Reinette, Renette, Ronette, Ronnette, Susette, Suzette, Tonette, Trinette, Twanette, Ursulette, Vynette, Wanette and Yuette. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brunette.

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