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What does Bonaventure mean?

Bonaventure Pronunciation of Bonaventure [bonaven-ture] as a boys' 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".

Associated with: good, saint, great, learning (wise), teacher (counsel).


Bonaventure has 2 variants: Bonaventura and Bueaventura.

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Bonaventure Milo (B.M.), ..

How popular is Bonaventure?

Bonaventure is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#39678 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bonaventure has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonaventure name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beaven, Bellvedere (see Belvedere), Belvedere, Bentlee, Bentlie, Benvenuto, Blakenie (see Blakeney), Bogaerd, Bonar, Bonnar, Bonner, Brantlie (see Brand) and Silvestre. Like Bonaventure, these names are not commonly used.

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