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What does Aphrodite mean?

Aphrodite \a-phrodi-te, aph-ro-dite\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Aphrodite is "foam". Name of the Greek goddess of love, known to the Romans as Venus. She was said to have been born on the sea foam.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Cypris and Cytherea.


Aphrodite has 4 alternative forms via Venus: Venusa, Venusette, Venusina and Venusita.


Aphrodite is an uncommonly occurring first name for women and also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Aphrodite and affiliated names. Venus is the only popular varying form of Aphrodite (#unlisted). This girl name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less popular since, with the version Venus becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Venus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aphrodite and related baby names outside U.S.