AskDefine | Define Bruno

Dictionary Definition



1 (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101) [syn: Saint Bruno, St. Bruno]
2 Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600) [syn: Giordano Bruno]

User Contributed Dictionary



Latinized form of brūn "brown".


Proper noun

  1. A given name occasionally borrowed from continental Europe; name of medieval Italian and German saints and royalty.


Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Bruno.


Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Bruno.


Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Bruno.


Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Bruno.


Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Bruno.

Extensive Definition

Bruno is the latinized version of the Germanic male given name Brun. It is also one of the most frequent Italian surnames, also occurs, less frequently, as a given name.

Notable people

With the surname Bruno

With the given name Bruno

Fictional characters



  • Bruno's Supermarkets, a grocery store chain based in Birmingham, Alabama
  • BRUNO, the name of the first commercial WYSIWYG presentation program developed by Hewlett Packard in 1979.

Other uses

  • Bruno, the brown bear mascot of Brown University
  • Bruno, was a 2000 film directed by Shirley MacLaine, written by new-comer David Ciminello, then was released on video re-titled Dress Code
  • Bear JJ1, a German brown bear popularly known as "Bruno"
  • Bruno, the in-game name for Björn Jeansson, a famous pro gamer.

See also

Bruno in German: Bruno
Bruno in Modern Greek (1453-): Μπρούνο
Bruno in Spanish: Bruno
Bruno in Esperanto: Bruno
Bruno in French: Bruno (homonymie)
Bruno in Korean: 브루노
Bruno in Italian: Bruno
Bruno in Hebrew: ברונו
Bruno in Dutch: Bruno
Bruno in Japanese: ブルーノ
Bruno in Polish: Bruno
Bruno in Portuguese: Bruno
Bruno in Russian: Бруно
Bruno in Volapük: Bruno
Bruno in Chinese: 布鲁诺
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