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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bravo

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  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Bravo is of Unknown origin and means "Brave in spanish".
  • A user from Canada says the name Bravo is of Unknown origin and means "Thug or hired assassin.".
Other origins: Italian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bra"vo
A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.

Etymology: I. See Brave (a.)

interjection Bra"vo
Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.

Etymology: It. See Brave

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
  2. A murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
  3. Applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'

From Italian bravo.

  1. A hired soldier; an assassin; a desperado.
  2. A shout of "bravo!"
  3. The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

bravo was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bravo

Claudio Bravo is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Colo-Colo, Real Sociedad, Chile Olympic football team, and Chile national football team. Claudio was born on April 13th, 1983 in Viluco, Chile.


Eddie Bravo is a martial artist. Eddie was born on May 15th, 1970 in Santa Ana, California.


Ciara Bravo is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Ciara was given the name Ciara Quinn Bravo on March 18th, 1997 in Alexandria, Kentucky, U.S.


Dwayne Bravo is a cricketer. Dwayne was born on October 7th, 1983 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago.


Dino Bravo was a wrestler. Dino was born on August 6th, 1948 in Italy. He passed away on March 10th, 1993.


Cuauhtémoc Blanco is an association football and politician. Cuauhtémoc was given the name Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo on January 17th, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico.


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Popularity of Bravo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bravo U.S.
  White 6.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bravo

People with the last name Bravo are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bravo

  • How Popular is the name Bravo? Bravo is the 71,066th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bravo was the 828th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bravo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Bravo in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bravo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2014 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bravo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bravo is Thursday, November 12th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Bravo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bravo was in 2014 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Bravo: Your name in reverse order is Ovarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vbaro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bravo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 41,700 people with the last name Bravo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bravo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Bravo as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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