What does Bruno mean?
Bruno \b-ru-no\ as a boys' name is pronounced BROO-noh. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Bruno is "brown". Used as a name in the ruling families of Germany during the Middle Ages. Saint Bruno (10th century) was the founder of the Carthusian order of monks. Literary: use in the English-speaking world from the end of the 19th century may have been inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Sylvie and Bruno" (1889). Orchestral conductor Bruno Walter; actor Bruno Kirby.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Lebrun.
Bruno has 1 feminine form: Bruna.
Bruno is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#697 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1119 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Bruno for boys. Bruno reached its apex position of #285 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #670 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)