What does Bruno mean?
Bruno [bruno] 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.
Related boy name: Lebrun.
Bruno has 1 feminine form: Bruna.Creative forms:
(male) Barno, Brino, ..
(female) Brune, Bruni, .. Middle name pairings:
Bruno Dion (B.D.), ..
How popular is Bruno?
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. Demographics)
Bruno reached its apex position of #298 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #710 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Bruno is pronounced similarly to Branna and Briano. Other recommended names are Arno, Benno, Bran, Brand, Brando, Branko, Brann, Brant, Bravo, Bren, Brenn, Brent▼, Bron, Bronco, Bronko, Bruce▼, Brunel, Bruto, Bryn and Erno. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bruno.See names in meaning and etymology.