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Bronte is a unique unisex option. It originated as a surname, as seen with the three Bronte sisters and novelists, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. As of 2021, the given name version is relatively rare on the top 15,000 list.

Meaning of the name Bronte:

Greek: thunder
Irish: generous

Origin of the name Bronte:

The baby name Bronte is the anglicized version of the Irish surname O'Proinntigh. It comes from Prionnteach, a variation of the word “bronntach.” Bronte became popular because of the three Bronte sisters, each of whom was a novelist in the 1800s. Originally, their surname was Brunty. Their father changed the spelling to align with the Greek word for “thunder,” “bronte.”

Symbolism of the name Bronte:

The baby name Bronte has two meanings. It could originate from the old Gaelic name Proinnteach first. This title coincides with the Gaelic word for “generous,” “bronntach.” Bronte could also translate to “thunder” when considering its similarity to the Greek term “bronte.”

Style of the name Bronte:


Gender of the name Bronte:

Bronte is a formal baby name for girls or boys.

Pronunciation of the name Bronte:

BRAHN-tee or BRAHN-tay

Number of syllables in the name Bronte:


Emotion evoked from the name Bronte:

Bronte feels formal and upper class. It is a strong and unique option.

Alternative spellings for the name Bronte:

  • Bronnte
  • Brontae
  • Bronntae
  • Bronntay
  • Brontay
  • Brontee
  • Bronntee
  • Brontaeigh
  • Bronntaeigh

Nicknames for the name Bronte:

  • Bron
  • Bront
  • Bea
  • Bee
  • Bro
  • Bronnie
  • Bronny

Popularity of the name Bronte:

Bronte is not a top 1,000 baby name in America. As of 2021, it is only a top 15,000 option for boys or girls. It was at rank 14,902 last year.

Related names for the name Bronte:

Great middle names for Bronte and their meanings:

  • Charlotte (free man, petite)
  • Amelia (industrious, hardworking)
  • Adeline (noble, nobility)
  • Mina (love, enamel, azure)
  • Aaron (exalted, strong)
  • Reed (red-haired)
  • Claude (limping, stuttering)
  • George (farmer)

Famous people with the name Bronte:

  • Bronte Campbell (swimmer)
  • Bronte Barratt (swimmer)
  • Bronte Dooley (politician in Australia)

Brontes in popular culture:

  • Bronte Parrish (character from “Green Card”)
  • Bronte (character from “Bruiser”)
  • Councilor Bronte (character from “Keeper of the Lost Cities” series)
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