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Boy Name: Boniface

Name: Boniface
Pronunciation: \b(o)-nifa-ce, bon(i)-face\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: fortunate, auspicious
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Bonfecio, Boni, Bonifacio, Bonifacius, Bonifacy
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 74783

Description

Boniface \b(o)-nifa-ce, bon(i)-face\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Boniface is "fortunate, auspicious". Boniface was the name of an innkeeper in a 1707 play "The Beaux' Stratagem" by Fahrquarm. Since then, it has been used as a name for a host. Name of a number of early popes.

Boniface has 5 variant forms: Bonfecio, Boni, Bonifacio, Bonifacius and Bonifacy.

Popularity

Boniface is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#74783 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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