Meaning and name origin
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 is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#74794 out of 88799, Top 84%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bonaventure for boys (2014 statistics).