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What does Venus mean?

Venus \v(e)-nus\ as a girls' name is pronounced VEE-nus. It is of Latin origin. Roman mythology: the goddess of love and beauty, equivalent to the Greek Aphrodite. Used in Britain from the 16th to 19th century. Tennis celebrity Venus Williams.


Venus has 4 variants: Venusa, Venusette, Venusina and Venusita.

For more information, see also related girl names Aphrodite and Cytherea.


Venus is a very prominent first name for women (#1232 out of 4276, Top 29%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#31426 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Venus for girls. Venus was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #755 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Venus outside U.S.

Similar Names

Venus is alike in pronunciation to Venise. Another suggested similar baby name is Venesa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Venus.