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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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