Bruno Origin and Meaning

The name Bruno is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brown".

Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more attention here. Its color meaning makes it one of the perfect names for November babies, or really a boy born in any of the autumn months.

Stylish British cookbook writer Nigella Lawson has a son named Bruno. The versatile singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, who was raised in Hawaii, was originally named Peter, but was given the nickname Bruno at the age of two. Another Bruno: Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli.

St. Bruno of Cologne was a nobleman who founded the Carthusian order of monks in 1084. Bruno is a name often used for bears in children's stories, and Lewis Carroll wrote one called Sylvie and Bruno. More recently, Bruno is the central character in Iris Murdoch's novel, Bruno's Dream.

A reference to ignore: the Sacha Baron Cohen character in Bruno.

# 618 in the US

Bruno Rank in US Top 1000

# 489 on Nameberry

Bruno Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Bruno Popularity

20 Names Similar to Bruno

These 20 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Bruno.

Famous People Named Bruno

  • Saint Bruno of CologneGerman founder of the Carthusian Order
  • Saint Bruno the GreatGerman Archbishop of Cologne and Duke of Lotharingia
  • Saint Bruno of QuerfurtGerman missionary bishop and martyr
  • Saint BrunoItalian Bishop of Segni and Abbot of Montecassino
  • Saint BrunoDuke of Saxony, one of the Martyrs of Ebsdorf
  • Bruno Mars (born Peter Gene Hernandez)American pop,rock singer
  • Bruno CamposBrazilian,American actor
  • Bruno TonioliItalian,British choreographer and TV personality
  • Bruno Eduardo Regufe AlvesPortuguese footballer
  • Bruno Leopoldo Francesco SammartinoItalian,American pro wrestler
  • Bruno SennaBrazilian racing driver
  • Bruno Fraga SoaresBrazilian tennis player
  • Bruno BettelheimAustrian psychoanalyst
  • Bruno MetsuFrench footballer
  • Bruno MerzNew Zealand singer,songwriter
  • Bruno Coppolason of American composer Anton Coppola
  • Bruno Paul Diamond (b. 1996)son of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson
  • Bruno LeiferWolf (b. 2007), son of comedienne Carol Leifer
  • Bruno Litmanen (b. 2007)son of footballer Jari Litmanen
  • Bruno Wünsche (b. 2008)son of actress Annette Frier and Johannes Wünsche; twin of sister Josephine
  • Bruno Franz Harder (b. 2010)son of actress Rhea Harder
  • Bruno Lucas Ferreira Souza (b. 2012)son of model Danielle Souza and footballer Dentinho
  • Bruno PeresBrazilian professional footballer

Bruno in Pop Culture

  • Brüno Gehardfashionista character created by Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Bruno Riccison in Italian film "The Bicycle Thief"
  • Brunodog in Disney's 'Cinderella"
  • Brunomain character in book/film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Bruno Jenkinscharacter in Roald Dahl's "The Witches"
  • Prince Bruno von Grannzreichcharacter in "The Royal Tutor"
  • Bruno Battagliacharacter in 2000 film "Bruno"
  • "Bruno the Kid" animated series and its main character
  • Bruno Bucciarati from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Bruno in Nameberry Blog Posts