First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1877. From Polish Bronisława, name of a Polish 13th century beatified nun; from Slavic elements meaning "protection" and "glory".
- A female given name of Latvian speakers.
- A transliteration of the Polish female given name Bronisława, and of the Russian Бронислава (Bronislava).
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: Broņislava was the only given name of 1532 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Polish and Russian speakers.