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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bronco

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bron"co
Same as Broncho.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang

Borrowing from Spanish bronco (“rough”), 19th c.

  1. A horse of western North America that is wild or not fully broken.

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

Notable Persons Named Bronco

Bronco Mendenhall is a college coach. Bronco was born on February 21st, 1966 in Alpine, Utah.


Bronco Horvath is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1949 to 1970. Bronco was born on March 12th, 1930 in Port Colborne.


Bronco McKart is a boxer. Bronco was born on March 20th, 1971.


Bronco was born on December 26th, 1989 in Gómez Palacio, Durango.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bronco

Bronco was born on December 26th, 1989 in Gómez Palacio, Durango.


Where is the name Bronco popular?

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Popularity of Bronco as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bronco U.S.
  White 74.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 9.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bronco

People with the last name Bronco are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Bronco

  • How Popular is the name Bronco? Bronco is the 44,408th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bronco was the 125,282nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bronco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60 babies born with the first name Bronco in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bronco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Bronco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bronco is Saturday, March 10th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Bronco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bronco was in 2010 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Bronco Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bronco is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Bronco: Your name in reverse order is Ocnorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cbnoor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bronco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 137 people with the last name Bronco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bronco? Bronco is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.