Given Name VENETIA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

Originally this was probably a Latinized form of GWYNEDD or GWYNETH. It also coincides with the name of the city in Italy, called Venice in English. This name was borne by the celebrated beauty Venetia Stanley (1600-1633). Benjamin Disraeli used it in his novel entitled 'Venetia' (1837).


beauty, cities, Latinizations, literature, place names, uncertain etymology
Entry updated November 18, 2011