Name: Benvolio

Origin and Meaning of the Name Benvolio

  • Meaning:
    Affectionate; benevolent
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Affectionate; benevolent
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ben VOL yo)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Benvolio)
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Miscellaneous Info for Benvolio

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Possibly derived from the Latin or Italian for "good" (buono, bene) and "to wish, desire" (volere). The Italian expression "volere bene" literally translates as "to love, to feel affection for."
    Hence the meaning "affectionate; benevolent."
    The name seems coined by Shakespeare for a character in "Romeo and Juliet." Benvolio is a Montague. He is Romeo's cousin and close friend, and Lord Montague's nephew.

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