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Origin and Meaning of Bronte

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  • A user from Arkansas, United States says the name Bronte is of Greek origin and means "Thunder".
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  1. English novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855)
  2. English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
  3. English novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849)

From Ancient Greek βροντή (brontḗ, “thunder”) or Βρόντης (Bróntēs, “Thunderer, name of one of the cyclops”)

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the Cyclops, who forged Zeus' thunderbolts/lightning bolts.
  2. (Greek mythology) The goddess/personification of thunder.
  3. An English dukedom
  4. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Bronte

Bronte was born on May 14th, 1994 in Blantyre.


Bronte was born on February 8th, 1989 in Brisbane.


Bronte Woodard was a writer. Bronte was born on October 8th, 1940 in Alabama, US. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 1980.


Bronte Cockburn is a basketball player. Bronte was born in 1941 in Adelaide.


Bronte was born on August 12th, 1996 in Australia.


Bronte was born on July 4th, 1867 in West Ham. Bronte is also known as Dooley and Bronte. He died on October 19th, 1913.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bronte

Charlotte Brontë was a novelist, poet, and governess. Charlotte was born on April 21st, 1816 in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She breathed her last breath on March 31st, 1855.


Emily Jane Brontë was a writer. Emily was born Emily Jane Brontë on July 30th, 1818 in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She died on December 19th, 1848.


Anne Brontë was a writer. She was most active from 1836 to 1849. Anne was born on January 17th, 1820 in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. She left this life on May 28th, 1849.


Patrick Brontë was a teacher and clergyman. Patrick was born on March 17th, 1777 in Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland. He left this life on June 7th, 1861.


Maria was born in 1814. She passed away on May 6th, 1825.


Elizabeth was born on July 27th, 1815 in Hartshead. She breathed her last breath on June 25th, 1825.


How popular is the baby name Bronte in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 6 6 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 131 131 0
1993 93 88 5
1994 69 61 8
1995 68 68 0
1996 37 37 0
1997 34 34 0
1998 53 53 0
1999 28 28 0
2000 35 30 5
2001 25 25 0
2002 28 28 0
2003 21 21 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 18 18 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 13 13 0
2009 11 11 0
2010 14 14 0
2011 13 13 0
2012 13 13 0
2013 6 6 0
2014 6 6 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 11 11 0
2017 12 12 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Bronte

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Popularity of Bronte as a first name

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Popularity of Bronte as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bronte U.S.
  White 87.79% 64.26%
  African American 3.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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People with the last name Bronte are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bronte

  • How Popular is the name Bronte? Bronte is the 11,626th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bronte was the 129,825th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bronte have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 859 babies born with the first name Bronte in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bronte to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bronte? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Bronte first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bronte is Monday, December 12th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Bronte born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bronte was in 1992 with a total of 131 babies.
  • Random Bronte Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bronte is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 30 babies in California have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Bronte: Your name in reverse order is Etnorb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Troneb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bronte? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131 people with the last name Bronte.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bronte? Bronte is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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