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Boy Name: Bonaventure

Name: Bonaventure
Pronunciation: \b(o)-naventu-re, bon(a)-ven-ture\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: good fortune
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Benvenuto
Variant forms: Bonaventura, Bueaventura
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 74794


Bonaventure \b(o)-naventu-re, bon(a)-ven-ture\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Bonaventure is "good fortune". The Italian Saint Bonaventure was a 13th-century cardinal who, in spite of his great learning, was modest and practical. He was known as "the Seraphic Teacher".

Bonaventure has 2 variant forms: Bonaventura and Bueaventura.

A baby name that sounds like Bonaventure is Benvenuto.


Bonaventure is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#74794 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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