"love, desire"

Venus Origin and Meaning

The name Venus is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "love, desire".

The name of a heavenly planet and the Roman goddess of beauty and love was an intimidating no-no until tennis champ Venus Williams put an athletic, modern spin on it.

Associated with the Greek Aphrodite, in the Roman pantheon, Venus (whose name probably means "desire") was considered the mother of the Roman people and has always been a favorite subject of artists — most well-known being the prehistoric sculpture Venus of Willendorf, the ancient Venus de Milo and Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.

# 956 in the US

Venus Rank in US Top 1000

# 626 on Nameberry

Venus Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Venus Popularity

Famous People Named Venus

  • Venus Ebony Starr WilliamsAmerican tennis player
  • Venus RameyMiss America 1944
  • (Maria) Venus Bayonito RajMiss Universe Philippines 2010
  • Venus DeMilo ThomasAmerican actress
  • Venus LacyAmerican basketball player
  • Venus TerzoCanadian actress
  • Venus Omega SchultheisAmerican voice actress
  • Venus Isabelle Palermo aka VenusAngelic"living doll" Youtuber
  • Venus DLite, stage name of Adam Guerra

Venus in Pop Culture

  • VenusRoman goddess of love
  • Sailor Venus aka Minako Ainocharacter in the "Sailor Moon" series
  • Venus McFlytrapdaughter of the plant monster in "Monster High" show and series
  • Venus "Vee" Delmonicomain character in the book and movie "Nerve"
  • Venuscharacter in the opera "Tannhäuser" by Richard Wagner, based on the goddess
  • Venus Smithcharacter on TV's The Avengers
  • Venus Bluegenescharacter in the British comic 2000 AD
  • Venus aka Kasugafemale ninja in video game Devil Kings
  • Venusa character in the "House of Night" series (PC Cast)
  • Venusa character in the novels "Goddess of Love" and "Goddess of Troy" (PC Cast)
  • Venus Flytrappseudonym of a DJ on TV's WKRP in CincinnatiVenus, character on TV's Fireball XL5
  • Venusmain character in video game Metal Gear Acid 2
  • Venus Van Damtransvestite character on TV's Sons of Anarchy
  • Venusthe turtles' sister in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
  • Venus Rosemariaa minor character in video game Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo
  • Venustwo characters in Marvel Comics, based on the goddess
  • EinheriaMephilia, and Artemia Venus, three sisters in the game Bravely Default
  • Venus de Miloancient armless Greek statue depicting the goddess Venus, carved by Alexandros of Antioch; discovered on the island of Milos
  • Venus2nd planet from the Sun
  • Venus flytrapa carnivorous plant
  • "Venus" song by Lady Gaga
  • Venusbrand of razor