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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Dark Complexioned

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Bruno

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Bruno in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Bruno:

  • Records indicate that 11,927 boys in the United States have been named Bruno since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1916, when 353 people in the U.S. were given the name Bruno. Those people are now 104 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Bruno

    78% Approval Rating
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      7 Positive Comments

  • "Its amazing everyone i've met named bruno hsa been super amazing" Sep. 19, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am pregnant and we are using the name bruno if its a boy. Middle or first. I like the name. It's very uncommon in our area. I haven't met a bruno yet. It's a family name of my husbands. Of course they aren't from around here. His grandfather was from Germany. I like it and I'm completely fine naming my son bruno." Jun. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is bruno.i am form india,so some people dont know how to pronounce my name.anyway i am feeling that i am having a good name.thanks for my parents to select this name." Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "bruno is our new chocolate yorkshire terriers name. because he is little we wanted him to have a masculine tough but still likable name! because he came from the south we changed the spelling to give it a creole flavor, bruineaux!" May. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best boyfriend's name is bruno. I love it. I think its beautiful. I hope it becomes more common." Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "they are always awesome, a strong and passionate name." Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name because it's both soft and strong, old fashioned and edgy. I think it's ripe for a major come-back." Apr. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I don't understand why parents would want to name their child 'Bruno'." Apr. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "How old-fashioned. I think it means 'bear' but I'm not sure!" Mar. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "why they keep asking the meaning of the name bruno" May. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Went out of fashion around the middle of the 20th century when it became associated in the mid-Thirties with the infamous Lindbergh baby killer Bruno Richard Hauptmann (previously working as a carpenter - and was, of course, an illegal immigrant from Germany in the Roaring Twenties) who was executed in 1936 for committing the "Crime Of The Century" - yet in recent decades there have been arguments that Hauptmann was not the killer but the innocent victim of a frame-up, and it was such a burden for Hauptmann's widow Anna, a former New York waitress, to carry, all the way until her own death in 1994 when she was now a nonogenerian (she had always maintained that her husband, whom she had always called "Richard", was innocent and was one of few people who stood by him throughout the "Trial Of The Century" in 1935). Yet these days a name like Bruno appears to be overcoming those somewhat old associations to once more climb the American charts in the way Anna has done for girls, being even less associated than Bruno with them associations from long ago (even though Anna was Hauptmann's wife one minute and his widow the next)." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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