The name Bruno is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brown". Bruno is ranked #642 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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.
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.
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