BrownEnglish Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.
BrownlowEnglish From Old English brun meaning "brown" and hlaw meaning "mound, small hill". The name was probably given to a family living on a small hill covered with bracken.
BrunGerman From Middle High German brun meaning "brown". It was originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin.
BrunoItalian Means "brown" in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
DonneScottish, Irish From Gaelic donn meaning "brown", a nickname for a person with brown hair.
DonnellyIrish From Irish Ó Donnghaile meaning "descendant of Donnghal". The given name Donnghal means "brown valour", from donn "brown" and gal "valour". This surname is associated with the descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages.