Meaning and Origin
What does the name Venus mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to 2 people from California, U.S., the name Venus is of Roman / Latin origin and means "Love".
- A user from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Venus is of Roman origin and means "Roman goddess of love and beauty".
- According to a user from California, U.S., the name Venus is of Amharic origin and means "Morning Star".
- A submission from Philippines says the name Venus means "The Fairest".
- [Class. Myth] The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.
- [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.
- [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)
- [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
- Type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
- 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")
- Goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
From Middle English Venus, from Latin Venus, from Proto-Italic *wenos.
- (astronomy) The second planet in our solar system, named for the goddess; represented in astronomy and astrology by ♀.
- (Roman mythology) The goddess of love, beauty, and natural productivity; the Roman counterpart of Aphrodite.
- A female given name
- (obsolete) Sexual activity or intercourse; sex, lust, venery.
- (poetry) Love; sex.
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