[ 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.
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)"