Bonaventura - Meaning of Bonaventura

What does Bonaventura mean?

[ 6 syll. bo-na-ven-tu-ra, bon-avent-ura ] The baby boy name Bonaventura is pronounced as BowNaa-VahNTAYUW-Raa- or BowNaa-VeyN-TAYUW-Raa- †. Bonaventura is primarily used in the German, Italian, and Spanish languages. It is of Italian origin. The name means good fortune. It is derived from the words 'buona' meaning good ; 'ventura' fortune, luck. The name was invented by Italians in the 11th century, presumably for the good fortune of the bearer. The name was borne by Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (1221-1274), a prominent monk considered as the second founder of the Franciscan order after Saint Francis of Assisi; he is also a Doctor of the Church.

The English and French Bonaventure, the Spanish Buenaventura, and the English Ventura are forms of the name.

See also the related categories, prominent, fortune (abundance), doctor, monk (hermit), luck (happy), church, italian, spanish, german, and invented.

Bonaventura is unusual as a baby boy name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.

† English pronunciation for Bonaventura: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"

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