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Gender: F Meaning of Brona: "sorrow" Origin of Brona: Variation of Bronagh, Irish

Brona is a phonetic 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.

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This and Bronagh are Anglicized forms of Irish BrÓnach, the name of a 6th-century saint and mystic, derived from Irish Gaelic broan "sorrow, sadness."

Brona Croft, character on "Penny Dreadful"