Gender: Male Meaning of Bruno: "brown" Origin of Bruno: German Bruno's Popularity in 2019: #714

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.

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Rank in US: #714

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loiswrenmatthews Says:


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas brought the name Bruno to my attention and it has gradually climbed my list of favourite names for baby boys.

Tillie_Jay Says:


Okay, after The Boy In The Striped Pajamas and The History Of Love, I've come to really like this name.

headintheclouds Says:


My cousin has a brown poodle named Bruno, so that's my first association with this name. I think Bruno has the same feel as Bernard- solid, dependable, towering yet reassuring, and as PP mentioned, bear-like.

lesliemarion Says:


Such a cozy, bear-like name for a man.