Bruno Name Meaning & Origin

Bruno

Pronunciation: BROO-noh (key)

Origin of the name Bruno:

From the German bruno (brown). The name was borne by St. Bruno of Cologne (1030—1101), a German monk and founder of the Carthusian Order. Var: Brunon.

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Comments and insights on the name Bruno: | Edit

Bruno and it's female variant Bruna are so, so common in Brazil it's annoying. However, if you're not from Brazil and don't live there, go for it, it's a beautiful name!

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My nephew's name is Bruno and I think its a beautiful name and it fits him well, his middle name is Santino.
Also know a Bruno from the TV series Casi Angeles, very special person, his middle name is Simon (Si-MON)

Nicknames for Bruno: | Edit

Brunito

Meanings and history of the name Bruno: | Edit

Derived from the Germanic element brun "armour, protection" or brun "brown". In folklore, Bruno means brown bear.

Famous real-life people named Bruno: | Edit

Bruno Bauer, German philosopher
Bruno Bozzetto, Italian animator
Bruno Branciforte, Italian admiral
Bruno Brookes (born 1959), (b Trevor Neil Brookes) British DJ
Bruno Campos, Brazilian actor
Bruno Carabetta, French judoka
Bruno Cheyrou, French football (soccer) player, older brother of Benoit Cheyrou
Bruno Corbucci, Italian film director
Bruno de Finetti, Italian probabilist and statistician
Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza, Brazilian football (soccer) goalkeeper
Bruno Forte, Italian theologian and ecclesiastic
Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor
Bruno Gerussi, Canadian actor
Bruno Giacometti, Swiss architect
Bruno Giordano, Italian football player and a coach
Bruno Gouveia, Brazilian lead singer of Biquini Cavadão (rock group)
Bruno Grandi, Italian gymnast and president of the International Gymnastics Federation
Bruno Gutzeit (born 1966), French butterfly swimmer
Bruno Hauptmann, the man executed for the Lindbergh kidnapping/murder, 1899-1936
Bruno Hochmuth, American general
Bruno Hussar (1911-1996), Catholic priest
Bruno Junk (1929-1995), Estonian racewalker
Bruno Kirby (1949-2006), American actor
Bruno Kreisky (1911-1990), Austrian chancellor from 1970 to 1983
Bruno Langley, British actor
Bruno Lauzi, Italian singer-songwriter
Bruno Leoni (1913-1967), Italian political philosopher (classical liberalism) and lawyer
Bruno Lucia, Australian stand-up comedian and performer
Bruno Mars, American singer
Bruno Mattei, Italian film director
Bruno Munari, Italian industrial designer
Bruno Nolasco (born 1986), Brazilian water polo player
Bruno Prevedi, Italian opera singer
Bruno Ruffo, Italian motorcycle road racer
Bruno S., actor
Bruno Saby, French racer
Bruno St. Jacques, Canadian ice hockey player
Bruno Sammartino (born 1935), Italian-American wrestler
Bruno Sassi (born 1970), wrestler
Bruno Schulz, Polish writer
Bruno Senna, Brazilian racecar driver
Bruno Tabacci, Italian politician
Bruno Tonioli, (born 1955), Italian dancer & choreographer
Bruno Walter, (1876–1962) Conductor and composer
Bruno Zumino, Italian theoretical physicist
Bruno, also known as Eko.Lsa, a French rapper
Bruno, Spanish footballer playing for Sevilla FC

Bruno in song, story & screen: | Edit

Bruno was (unfortunately) the name of the little overeating boy and hero's friend in the movie, the Witches
Brüno (character), a character portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen on television and in the 2009 film of the same name
Bruno Gianelli, a character in the TV series "The West Wing"
Bruno the Kid, the lead character in the 1990s animated series voiced by Bruce Willis
Bruno Bedoya-Agüero Rinaldi, character in the TV series Casi Angeles
Bruno (Pokémon), a character in the Pokémon video game
Bruno (webcomic), a web comic by Christopher Baldwin
Bruno the Bandit, a web comic by Ian McDonald
Bruno, a character in the Sesame Street television show
Bruno, a character from Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno (1889)
Bruno, a character in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Bruno, a web comic by Dan Smith (artist)
Bruno, a dog in Cinderella (1950 film)
Bruno Martelli, a character on the TV series "Fame (1982 TV series)" played by Lee Curreri
Bruno, a robot from Megaman Legends
Bruno, a fictitious late 80s recording artist, actually a pseudonym used by actor Bruce Willis
Bruno the Bear, a rival of Bugs Bunny in the Warner Brothers short Big Top Bunny
Bruno Von Stickle, a character in Disney's Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Bruno Martinez, a character in Grim Fandango
Bruno the bigfoot in a character in Sam and Max Hit the Road computer game.
Bruno, 1930s animated cartoon pet dog belonging to Bosko

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