Venus

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Venus mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Venus

"Venus" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Goddess of Love". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ve"nus
Senses
  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
Wiktionary

From Latin Venus

  1. (Roman mythology) The goddess of love, beauty, and natural productivity; the Roman counterpart of Aphrodite.
  2. The second planet in our solar system, named for the goddess; represented in astronomy and astrology by ♀.
  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, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Icelandic, Latin, Northern Sami, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Venus

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

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Venus was born on October 10th, 1990.

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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.

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Venus is a comics character.

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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.

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Venus

Sailor Venus is an animanga character.

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Venus is a comics character.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Venus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1887 5 5 0
1888 7 7 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 7 7 0
1891 8 8 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 6 6 0
1894 8 8 0
1895 15 15 0
1896 13 13 0
1897 14 14 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 9 9 0
1900 15 15 0
1901 6 6 0
1902 20 20 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 13 13 0
1906 9 9 0
1907 13 13 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 15 15 0
1911 17 17 0
1912 24 24 0
1913 24 24 0
1914 20 20 0
1915 43 37 6
1916 47 40 7
1917 29 29 0
1918 42 36 6
1919 32 32 0
1920 35 26 9
1921 47 47 0
1922 39 39 0
1923 43 34 9
1924 36 36 0
1925 31 31 0
1926 26 26 0
1927 28 28 0
1928 34 34 0
1929 18 18 0
1930 27 27 0
1931 29 24 5
1932 24 19 5
1933 21 21 0
1934 22 16 6
1935 14 14 0
1936 16 16 0
1937 13 13 0
1938 12 12 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 16 16 0
1941 11 11 0
1942 11 11 0
1943 11 11 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 21 21 0
1947 25 25 0
1948 20 20 0
1949 43 43 0
1950 46 46 0
1951 35 35 0
1952 44 44 0
1953 37 37 0
1954 61 61 0
1955 98 98 0
1956 112 112 0
1957 103 103 0
1958 106 106 0
1959 295 295 0
1960 180 180 0
1961 211 203 8
1962 168 168 0
1963 201 201 0
1964 178 173 5
1965 167 167 0
1966 171 171 0
1967 208 208 0
1968 151 151 0
1969 145 145 0
1970 188 188 0
1971 225 225 0
1972 227 227 0
1973 224 224 0
1974 216 211 5
1975 210 210 0
1976 218 218 0
1977 208 208 0
1978 219 219 0
1979 190 185 5
1980 194 187 7
1981 151 151 0
1982 164 156 8
1983 95 95 0
1984 88 88 0
1985 79 79 0
1986 69 69 0
1987 67 67 0
1988 46 46 0
1989 76 76 0
1990 41 41 0
1991 45 45 0
1992 46 46 0
1993 46 46 0
1994 52 52 0
1995 39 39 0
1996 34 34 0
1997 70 70 0
1998 78 78 0
1999 60 60 0
2000 85 85 0
2001 75 75 0
2002 84 84 0
2003 55 55 0
2004 50 50 0
2005 73 73 0
2006 53 53 0
2007 66 66 0
2008 114 114 0
2009 92 92 0
2010 87 87 0
2011 66 66 0
2012 77 77 0
2013 75 75 0
2014 60 60 0
2015 70 70 0
2016 83 83 0
2017 115 115 0

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Popularity of Venus as a first name

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Popularity of Venus as a last name

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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 2,676th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,998 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 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Venus is not a popular baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Venus: Your name in reverse order is Sunev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vnuse. 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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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.