Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Brun m. Old High German brûn, Old English brún, Latin brunus 'brown', from Proto-Germanic brūnaz 'grey, brown'.

The name of a 10th C German saint, two 11th C German saints, an 11th C Italian saint, and the baptismal name of two popes from the 10th and 11th C.

Austria
Latin
942 Brun (nom) UrkStyria 22; 1114 Bruno (nom) ibid. 100b; c1120 Brun (nom) ibid. 103; c1125 Brun (nom) ibid. 115
Brabant
Latin
1312 Bruno (nom) JeanIII p. 24
England
Latin
1185x1186 Bruni (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 20
Estonia
Middle Low German
1390 Brun BbRT p. 339; 1428 Brun ibid. p. 353
France
Latin
1378 Bruni (gen) hanquetvol1 228
1055 Brunitus (nom) StVdM-II 739; 1080x1105 Bruneto (abl) ibid. 699; 1260 Brunello (abl) ArrestReg-volI III, Ascension, Brunellus (nom) ibid. III, Ascension; 1378 Brunelli (gen) hanquetvol1 550
Middle French
1392 Bruneau MemBret-II col. 609
1392 Brunet MemBret-II col. 605; 1415[1469x1471] Brunel Waurin p. 228
Germany
Latin
822x875 Brun (nom) TradCorb §110, Bruno (nom) ibid. §141; 947 Brun (nom) quix-vol1 12; 948 Brun (nom) ibid. 88, Brün (nom) ibid. 88; 954 Brunonis (gen) UrkStyria 23; 961 Prunonis (gen) ibid. 24; 1005 Bruno (nom) quix-vol1 56; 1112 Bruno (nom) ibid. 26, Brunonis (gen) ibid. 26; 1114 Brunonis (gen) UrkStyria 100b, Brvnonis (gen) ibid. 99; 1136 Bruno (nom) quix-vol1 98; 1153 Bruno (nom) ibid. 30; 1165 Bruno (nom) ibid. 93; 1200 Brunonis (gen) hennes-vol1 5; 1212 Brunone (abl) quix-vol2 125; 1229 Bruno (nom) CDL-1.1.1 X; 1258 Bruno (nom) hennes-vol1 185; 1259 Bruno (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI, Brunone (abl) hennes-vol1 186; 1322 Pruno (nom) SMM p. 157
1322 Prunallus (nom) SMM p. 162
Early New High German
1420 Brún (nom) UrkRott-1 855
Italy
Latin
1366 Bruni (gen) Livi 13; 1470 Brunonis (gen) RCCaetani6 730
1282 Brunolus (nom) BBC-Berg p. XLVIII; 1285 Brunatii (gen) Perugia1285 p. 157
Latvia
Latin
1287 Bruno (nom) RigSB 124, Brunoni (dat) ibid. 126; 1290 Bruno (nom) ibid. 134; 1295 Brunonis (gen) ibid. 356; 1297 Brunoni (dat) ibid. 75; 1304 Bruno (nom) ibid. 201; 1307 Bruno (nom) ibid. 203; 1319 Brunoni (dat) ibid. 320
The Netherlands
Latin
1387 brunonis (gen) GesOIJ-1 p. 305
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Brun". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Brun.