Meaning and name origin
Bruno \b-ru-no\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related boy name Lebrun.
There is 1 feminine form of Bruno: Bruna.
Bruno is a somewhat popular first name for males (#697 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1314 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bruno for boys. Bruno reached its highest rank of #285 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).