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Gender: Female Origin of Venetia: Italian place-name

The name Venetia is a girl's name of Italian origin. Venetia and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That?------------girls!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Venetia

Venetia Anastasia Stanley, English beauty; wife of scientist/adventurer Sir Kenelm Digby ("putting her notorious life behind her and becoming a model wife")
(Beatrice) Venetia Stanley Montagu, English socialite; descendant of Venetia Stanley
Venetia Mary Stanley-Smith Kajiyama, English aristocrat turned expatriate living in Japan known for her NHK television show "At Home with Venetia in Kyoto".
(Joanna) Venetia Invicta Stevenson, Anglo-American actress
Venetia Katharine Douglas Burney, English mathematician who named the planet Pluto as a schoolgirl in 1930
Venetia Scott, fashion editor/stylist/photographer
Venetia Dearden, English photographer
Rosalind Venetia Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers, English biochemist

Pop Culture References for the name Venetia

Venetia (1837), novel by Benjamin Disraeli
Venetia Lanyon, main character in "Venetia" (1958) by Georgette Heyer
Venetia Grime Carter, character in Sophie Kinsella's "Shopaholic" series
Venetia Yewbeam, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King"
Venetia Scott, character in book/film "The Man Who Lost Himself"