"good wisher"

Benvolio Origin and Meaning

The name Benvolio is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "good wisher".

In Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, the friend who persuades Romeo to go to the party where he meets Juliet. Alas.

Benvolio in Pop Culture

  • Benvoliocharacter in Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet"
  • Reminiscent of (if not directly inspired by) the word "benevolent","wishing (someone) well, kindly"