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.