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What does Boniface mean?

Boniface Pronunciation of Boniface [boni-face] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: fortunate (blessed), play (literary).


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

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Middle name pairings:
Boniface Manuel (B.M.), ..

How popular is Boniface?

Boniface is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#26987 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular related form of Boniface (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is Bonifacio. Adoption of this relation of Boniface was common a century ago. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bonifacio in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Boniface and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Boase, Bodie, Bodine, Bogie, Boine, Bolivar, Bonami, Bonamy, Bonar, Bonnar, Bowie, Boyce, Brice, Canice, Horace, Ignace, Morice, Ponce and Roice. These names tend to be more frequently used than Boniface.

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