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Gender: Female Origin of Venus: Latin, Roman mythology name

The name Venus is a girl's name of Latin origin. Venus and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

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 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.

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Famous People Named Venus

Venus Ebony Starr Williams, American tennis player
Venus Ramey, Miss America 1944
(Maria) Venus Bayonito Raj, Miss Universe Philippines 2010
Venus DeMilo Thomas, American actress
Venus Lacy, American basketball player
Venus Terzo, Canadian actress
Venus Omega Schultheis, American voice actress
Venus Isabelle Palermo aka VenusAngelic, "living doll" Youtuber
Venus D-Lite, stage name of Adam Guerra

Pop Culture References for the name Venus

Venus, Roman goddess of love
Sailor Venus aka Minako Aino, character in the "Sailor Moon" series
Venus McFlytrap, daughter of the plant monster in "Monster High" show and series
Venus "Vee" Delmonico, main character in the book and movie "Nerve"
Venus, character in the opera "Tannhäuser" by Richard Wagner, based on the goddess
Venus Smith, character on TV's The Avengers
Venus Bluegenes, character in the British comic 2000 AD
Venus aka Kasuga, female ninja in video game Devil Kings
Venus, a character in the "House of Night" series (PC Cast)
Venus, a character in the novels "Goddess of Love" and "Goddess of Troy" (PC Cast)
Venus Flytrap, pseudonym of a DJ on TV's WKRP in CincinnatiVenus, character on TV's Fireball XL5
Venus, main character in video game Metal Gear Acid 2
Venus Van Dam, transvestite character on TV's Sons of Anarchy
Venus, the turtles' sister in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
Venus Rosemaria, a minor character in video game Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo
Venus, two characters in Marvel Comics, based on the goddess
Einheria, Mephilia, and Artemia Venus, three sisters in the game Bravely Default
Venus de Milo, ancient armless Greek statue depicting the goddess Venus, carved by Alexandros of Antioch; discovered on the island of Milos
Venus, 2nd planet from the Sun
Venus flytrap, a carnivorous plant
"Venus," song by Lady Gaga
Venus, brand of razor

Venisa, Venusa, Venusita, Venusette, Venita, Vinita, Venusina

Venus's International Variations

Venera (Russian)


HopeElizabeth Says:


I'm inlove with this name! It's a unique kind of thing! Not sure if I can name my character Venus (nicknamed Vee) though. It could work for both adults and for lil girls! Love it.

Floris Says:


That's too bad. In my language it rhymes with anus, I just realised. Nope, this name won't happen.
I do love the meaning of morning star... But...

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


I've mentioned it to my step-mom who is from America and only speaks English, and she immediately came back with "penis." Plus, I've mentioned about the planet before and actually had people think I said it. It's much more of a problem than Rick, because although Rick rhymes with Dick, it also rhymes with a lot of other words. But Venus only rhymes with penis. Do you get what I'm saying? Having a bit of a hard time explaining

Floris Says:


Does Venus really Sound like Penis to an English speaking person...?

I think the name has such a beautiful meaning, also because it's the morning (and evening) star. Clarissa Venus would be so pretty, imo :)

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


I think this name is so beautiful, and I adore the Venus de Milo. If I were to name my child Venus, it would definitely be after that. But it would be really hard to go through elementary and middle school with a name rhyming with would be fine if my daughter is like me and can easily shrug insults or mean jokes off and laugh with them or make a joke about it, but not if she ends up being incredibly sensitive like my little sisters, for example. Ah, I'm not sure.

Nozomi Says:


My favorite planet? Yes. My favorite name? No.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


In love with this name!

Veemae Says:


My name is Venus, it is fine as an adult, but children are mean and venus rhymes with penis. It was a hard childhood, not worth the uniqueness of this name.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


If people are using the name Freya (the Norse counterpart of Venus) then I think this is absolutely fine.

Candler Says:


This name is so lovely and regal-sounding

Sunshine Kid Says:


I had a friend called Venus, it is an interesting name to carry.