Venus name meaning

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in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Venus

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  1. According to 2 people from California, U.S., the name Venus is of Roman / Latin origin and means "Love".
  2. A user from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Venus is of Roman origin and means "Roman goddess of love and beauty".
  3. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Venus is of Amharic origin and means "Morning Star".
  4. A submission from Philippines says the name Venus means "The Fairest".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ve"nus
  1. [Class. Myth] The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.
  2. [Anat] One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit lying between that of Mercury and that of the Earth, at a mean distance from the sun of about 67,000,000 miles. Its diameter is 7,700 miles, and its sidereal period 224.7 days. As the morning star, it was called by the ancients Lucifer; as the evening star, Hesperus.
  3. [Alchem] The metal copper; -- probably so designated from the ancient use of the metal in making mirrors, a mirror being still the astronomical symbol of the planet Venus.(Archaic)
  4. [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Venus or family Veneridæ. Many of these shells are large, and ornamented with beautiful frills; others are smooth, glossy, and handsomely colored. Some of the larger species, as the round clam, or quahog, are valued for food.

Etymology: L. Venus -eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
  2. The second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star' ("before it was known that they were the same object the evening star was called Venus and the morning star was called Lucifer")
  3. Goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

From Middle English Venus, from Latin Venus, from Proto-Italic *wenos.

  1. (astronomy) The second planet in our solar system, named for the goddess; represented in astronomy and astrology by ♀.
  2. (Roman mythology) The goddess of love, beauty, and natural productivity; the Roman counterpart of Aphrodite.
  3. A female given name
  4. (obsolete) Sexual activity or intercourse; sex, lust, venery.
  5. (poetry) Love; sex.

Venus was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Asturian, Catalan, Cebuano, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Icelandic, Latin, Middle English, Northern Sami, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Venus

Notable Persons Named Venus

Venus Williams

Venus Williams is a tennis player. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Venus was born on June 17th, 1980 in Lynwood, California, U.S.

Venus Lux

Venus was born on October 10th, 1990.

Venus Xtravaganza

Venus Xtravaganza was a performing arts and performer. Venus was born on May 22nd, 1965 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. Venus is also known as Pellagatti and Thomas. They left this life on December 21st, 1988.


Venus is a comics character.

Venus Raj

She holds the title Miss Philippines Eco Tourism 2008, Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2010, Miss Philippines Earth 2008, and Binibining Pilipinas 2010. Venus was given the name Maria Venus Bayonito Raj on July 7th, 1988 in Doha.

Venus Terzo

Venus Terzo is a voice actor/actress. Venus was born on October 17th, 1967 in Montreal.

  • Venus Ramey
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Venus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Venus

Sailor Venus

Sailor Venus is an animanga character.


Venus is a comics character.

Brenda Venus

Brenda Venus is an author, actress, and filmmaker. Brenda was born on November 10th, 1957 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

Mark Venus

Mark Venus is a soccer player for the Hartlepool United F.C., Leicester City F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Cambridge United F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., and Hibernian F.C. Mark was born on April 6th, 1967 in Hartlepool, England.

Michael Venus

Michael was born on October 16th, 1987 in Auckland.

Ross Venus

Ross Venus is a hockey player for the Coventry Blaze in the Elite Ice Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2010. Ross was born on April 28th, 1994 in Birmingham.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Venus U.S.
  White 72.64% 64.26%
  African American 11.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Venus

People with the last name Venus are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Venus

  • What name lists does Venus rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Venus? Venus is the 2,713th most popular name of all time. As a last name Venus was the 31,629th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Venus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,231 babies born with the first name Venus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Venus to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Venus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1887 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Venus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Venus is Sunday, February 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Venus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Venus was in 1959 with a total of 295 babies.
  • Random Venus Factoid: According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Venus is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1966.
  • Weird things about the name Venus: The name spelled backwards is Sunev. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nsvue. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Venus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 731 people with the last name Venus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Venus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Venus as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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