"fortunate, of good fate"

Boniface Origin and Meaning

The name Boniface is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "fortunate, of good fate".

A name borne by nine popes and several saints, which carries strong Catholic connotations. British politician Jacob Rees-Mogg named his sixth child Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher in 2017.

Famous People Named Boniface

  • Saint BonifaceAnglo,Saxon missionary to the Franks
  • Boniface IIX, popes
  • Boniface of SavoyBishop of Belley and Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Boniface I and IIMarquesses of Montferrat
  • Boniface IIII, Margraves of Tuscany
  • Paul Ernest Boniface "Boni" de Castellanethe marquis de Castellane, French nobleman and husband of heiress Anna Gould
  • Boniface Alexandre54th President of Haiti
  • Boniface N'DongSenegalese basketball player
  • (Bruce) BonifaceItalian singer,songwriter
  • Boniface del VastoMargrave of Savona and Western Liguria

Boniface in Pop Culture

  • Boniface (Bo)a character in Cornelia Funke's novel The Thief Lord