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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Bruno

The origin of the name Bruno comes from Old German. It comes from the Latin term “Brunus,” which in turn comes from a Germanic name made up with the roots “Brun-,” which can mean “burnished” or ‘polished’ and “Moreno,” which means ‘brown’ in English. In Old German, it is also ‘brunna,’ meaning armor or protection.

In history, there is mention of Bruno, the Duke of Saxony from 866 A.D. until his passing. He was a member of the Ottonian line. Although it is unclear how he had a connection to the Ottonians—a Saxon noble family who held territory in Eastphalia (in the vicinity of Brunswick) and Frisia in the 10th and 11th centuries is a forebear of the Brunonids, a cadet branch of that family. As one of the Ebsdorf Martyrs, Bruno died in the battle against Norse warriors at the Battle of Luneburg Heath.

The name has also been present in Italy since the 8th century. It is believed that saints like Bruno of Cologne popularized the name in the country. Born in Cologne, Saint Bruno was the founder of the Carthusian Order.

Italian names with short forms include Nello and Brunello; other popular variations include Bruna (Portuguese), Brunella (Italian), and Broen. The name is also used as a surname.

A character named Bruno Madrigal appears in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, Encanto (2021). He is an outcast relative of Mirabel, who has a hunch, and John Leguizamo provides his voice.

Bruno Carrelli is Kamala Khan’s companion in the Disney television series by Marvel Comics called Ms. Marvel. Vento Aureo’s deuteragonist is Bruno Bucciarati. He belongs to the ruthless Neapolitan gang Passione and is the boss of his team in the manga cartoon from Japan, The Strange Journey of JoJo. Bruno Bracegirdle is a minor character in the world of Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. His sister Lobelia Sackville-Baggins is an adversary of Bilbo Baggins.


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Germanic - Brown One; Derived from element Brun
Old Germanic
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Famous People With The Name Bruno

  • Bruno MarsAmerican singer/songwriter and producer who is one of the best-selling artists of all time
  • Bruno FernandoAngolan basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA
  • Bruno HochmuthUS Marine Corps Major General who died during the Vietnam War
  • Bruno KirbyAmerican actor known for his roles in City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, The Godfather Part II and Donnie Brasco
  • Bruno FernandesPortuguese soccer player of the Portugal Men’s National Team and for Manchester United

Bruno On The Popularity Chart

Bruno has managed to climb its way to the top gradually. Let us analyze the data provided by the Social Security Administration to see how it has fared over the years.

Popularity Over Time

After a lackluster 1980s, it has picked up good pace. As of 2021, an average of 405 babies per million shared the name.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Reaching its best-ever position on the chart in 1983, it has declined in ranking over the years. However, it staged a revival in 2007 and sits on the 18208 position on the chart as of 2021.

Source: Social Security Administration

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