Bruno is a male given name which derives from a Germanic source, either from Old High German brun meaning “brown” which derives from a PIE root word; or it comes from Proto-Germanic *brunjǭ meaning “breastplate; armor, protection”. Bruno is an Italian and Portuguese word meaning “brown” as well as also being an Italian and Portuguese surname derived from the given name, or originating as a nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark-brown complexion.
- Broen (Limburgish)
- Brunello (Italian dimunitive of Bruno)
- Bruna (Italian, Portuguese, Catalan)
- Brunella (Italian diminutive of Bruna)