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Gender: F Origin of Venetia: Italian place-name

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Venetia, the name of the region encompassing Venice, has a radiant, picturesque authenticity, as do the related Venezia and Venice.

Venetia is the title of a novel by Benjamin Disraeli centering on the character Venetia Herbert, and Venetia Anastasia Stanley was a famous seventeenth century beauty.

Verona is another pretty Italian place name possibility.

Famous People Named Venetia

Venetia Anastasia Stanley, 17th-century beauty; married scientist/adventurer Sir Kenelm Digby ("putting her notorious life behind her and becoming a model wife")
Venetia Stanley (1887-1948), British socialite
Venetia Burney, 11-year-old schoolgirl who named the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930

Pop Culture References for the Name Venetia

Venetia (1837), novel by Benjamin Disraeli
Venetia (1958), novel by Georgette Heyer
Venetian blinds are a kind of curtain.

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