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Gender: M Meaning of Brutus: "heavy, dull" Origin of Brutus: Latin

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Brutus is the quintessential brute--far too close to the word brutal. And any child with this name would spend much of his life hearing "Et tu."

Originally an old Roman family name, borne by Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar, who spoke those famous dying words to him.

Save Brutus for your dog and consider Bruno instead.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Brutus

Brutus Malfoy, Malfoy family member who lived during the 17th century (Harry Potter)
Brutus Jones, 'former Pullman porter who sets himself up as emperor on an island in the West Indies and then retrogresses on the evolutionary ladder' in Eugene O'Neill's play The Emperor Jones (1920)
Brutus, from movie "Gentlemen Broncos"

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