US Popularity:6109
Other Origin(s):French, German
Meaning:Brown, brown-haired; Protected by the shield; Armed for battle
Brunette is a girl's name of Latin, German, and French origin, meaning "brown" or "brown-haired." Although this rare gem may seem simple, it's definitely got some deep roots! Brunette is a French respelling of the Old German name Brunhilde, which translates to "protected by the shield" or "armed for battle." Dating back to the sixth century, it's cropped up in Nordic mythology and Germanic legends about dragon-slaying heroines. Over the years, the form Bruna became the more popular choice. Clearly, you can't judge this book by its cover!

Brunette Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 1955
- 120
from 1954
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