Venus Name Meaning & Origin

Venus

Pronunciation: VEE-nəs (key)

Origin of the name Venus:

From the Latin venus (the loved one, beloved), which is thought to be from the Indo-European root wenos (desire). The name is borne in Roman mythology by the goddess of love, beauty, and the springtime. She is equated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The planet Venus rules the zodiacal signs of Taurus and Libra.

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Meanings and history of the name Venus: | Edit

The Godess of love and beauty in Roman mythology.

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Venus Williams, professional tennis player
Venus Ramey-Former Miss America
Venus Wheeler-A lit mother

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Venus- leader of the rogue red vampire, Aphrodite's ex-roommate in "House of Night" series

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