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Bruno 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.
Bruno has 3 variant forms: Bruin, Bruino and Brunon.
For more information, see also the related name Lebrun.
Baby names that sound like Bruno are Brann, Bran, Bren, Brenn, Briano, Bron and Bryn.
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Popularity of Bruno
Bruno is a somewhat popular first name for men (#697 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1314 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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