Brona Origin and Meaning

The name Brona is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sorrow".

Brona is an Anglicized form of Bronach or Bronagh, the name of a sixth century mystic and follower of Saint Patrick. The name is attracting some modern notice in the US via the character Brona Croft in TV's Penny Dreadful.

Brona in Pop Culture

  • This and Bronagh are Anglicized forms of Irish BrÓnachthe name of a 6th,century saint and mystic, derived from Irish Gaelic broan "sorrow, sadness."
  • Brona Croftcharacter on "Penny Dreadful"