Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /bɔ.ni.fas/(French) /ˈbɑn.ə.fəs/(English) /ˈbɑn.ə.ˌfeɪs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Late Latin name Bonifatius, which meant "good fate" from bonum "good" and fatum "fate, destiny". This was the name of nine popes and also several saints, including an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (originally named Winfrið) who is now regarded as the patron saint of that country. It came into use in England during the Middle Ages, but became rare after the Protestant Reformation.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBonifác(Czech) Bonifaas, Faas(Dutch) Bonifaz(German) Bonifác(Hungarian) Bonifacio(Italian) Bonifatius(Late Roman) Bonifacy(Polish) Bonifácio(Portuguese) Bonifacio(Spanish)


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Entry updated April 23, 2024