What does Venus mean?
Venus /ve-nus/ [2 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Venus?
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)