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Gender: M Meaning of Bruno: "brown" Origin of Bruno: German Bruno's Popularity in 2016: #666

Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more attention here. 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. This name has been zig zagging up and down the charts for the past few years, and in 2016 ranked Number 666.

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 Irish Murdoch's novel, Bruno's Dream.

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

Famous People Named Bruno

Bruno Mars, American singer
Bruno Paul Diamond, son of chef Nigella Lawson
Bruno Campos, actor
Bruno Tonioli, Italian-born British choreographer and TV personality
Bruno Coppola, son of American composer Anton Coppola

Pop Culture References for the name Bruno

Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen fashionista character
Bruno is Cinderella's dog in the Disney version
Bruno, nine-year-old protagonist in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Bruno Jenkins, character in Roald Dahl's "The Witches"
Prince Bruno von Grannzreich, character in "The Royal Tutor"

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