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I like Latin names. I think it's interesting that Venus means love. Just not for my child.
-- Tbird  6/26/2005
Venus Williams has this name.
-- miraclegirl80  9/17/2005
A famous painting of Venus is "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
A famous song is "Oh, Venus" sung by Frankie Avalon circa the mid or late 50's.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2006
Remember, this name rhymes with the male organ.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2006
Venus is pronounced like VEE-nus, which does not rhyme with anything ending in EE-nis.
-- jc  7/24/2006
Where the heck did you people get the pronunciation 'ven - is' from? IT IS 'VEE - NUS' I REPEAT, 'VEE - NUS'! Therefore it doesn't rhyme with anything unsuitable! The only down side is the association with the razors.
-- Anonymous User  4/10/2010
If people would pronounce the name ve-noos and not veenas like the original pronunciation it would be a nice name!
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2006
I like Veneris. I read Latin for a while in school and that is a form of Venus, that become something I can't remember, like Venus's or something. I just like that as a name.
-- honungspinglan  1/7/2007
Venus as a name sounds somewhat beautiful in some way, especially after hearing the song "Oh Venus" (yes so what I think it's a nice song! It was sung by Frankie Avalon whose voice probably doesn't rival some of the boy singers of today). It's easy to imagine stars around and a pretty lady with golden-red hair and gorgeous, slinky clothes holding a red rose in her hand. It goes with the impression of the "Birth of Venus" painting. It fits. The same I'd say of Aphrodite, though I think Venus sounds more starry (and starry-eyed) than roses and gardens like Aphrodite. When I think of Aphrodite I imagine the sea shells (both really but in a different way lol) and roses. Ironic, very ironic because I once read that Aphrodite is associated more with the sky and stars and Venus with roses and gardens. Maybe it's just the way the name sounds or something.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
In Spanish this is pronounced VEH-noos. I think it sounds nice, but I'd never think of naming anyone this. I've heard of a tennis player named Venus and of a few songs with the name. Then there's the razor-blades too.
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2007
Venus was also the goddess of beauty, and in a classic sense you can say a very beautiful woman is a Venus. So just imagine you name this a girl and she turns out a dog.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2007
Venus was the daughter of Zeus and the mother of Cupid and the wife of Hermes.
-- ianlam  11/30/2007
To the person who said Venus was Zeus' daughter. That's not true. First of all you've combined Greek and Roman mythology. Zeus is Greek and Venus is Roman. Secondly, Aphrodite is more commonly thought to be the daughter of Uranus, so Venus would be the daughter of Caelus, the Roman equivalant of Uranus.
You were right about Cupid (Eros) being the son of Venus (Aphrodite).
Again, Venus is Roman and Hermes is Greek. The Roman equivalant of Hermes is Mercury. Though some versions claim Aphrodite and Hermes had children together, she was not married to him. She was married to Hephaestus (Vulcan).
-- renee06  11/26/2008
Actually, ianlam is correct in terms of Homer's epic "The Iliad," which states that Aphrodite (Venus) is the daughter of Zeus and his consort Dione. Look it up for yourself. The other popular theory is that Venus was born when Uranus's castrated genitalia were thrown into the sea, and she was subsequently born from the foam/waves that resulted. Therefore Uranus could only be her father in the loosest sense of the term, but in the Iliad, Zeus was clearly her father.
-- Anonymous User  3/21/2013
Also a popular women's razor brand.
-- Anonymous User  3/23/2008
This is a planet name, and the name has connotations to sexuality because of the whole goddess of sexual desire thing, so the name is likely to draw attention to itself, and thus the bearer. Shy girls would probably not enjoy having this name, let alone asexual women. The name just sounds weird on a person. Plus, it rhymes with 'penis', so you can imagine the torment if the other kids decide not to like a girl named Venus.
-- slight night shiver  5/12/2008
Venus is not a good name in my opinion, because it rhymes with "that special organ in males" and just having your child's name meaning sexual desire is just wrong.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2008
Actually, the name is quite common in Hong Kong, a bit like being called Irene in the UK.
-- reina  2/13/2009
Who'd name a kid after a sexual desire goddess?!
-- Kerules  4/6/2009
I like the sound of this, it's certainly a guilty pleasure.
-- vomiting  6/19/2009
When I think of this name, I think of Sailor Venus/Minako Aino, a character from the popular Magical Girl series Sailor Moon. That, and the fact that Venus is the alias of a certain porn star. Either way, this name is a huge guilty pleasure.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2009
I always think of the razor, and I also think of the annoying Venus Williams. The fact that it rhymes with "penis" will cause so much bullying it won't even be funny.
-- bananarama  7/27/2009
This is not a famous bearer, but Venus is a song by Shocking Blue.
-- CharlieRob  8/2/2009
Venus also pronounced "VEH-nuws".
-- MaggieSimpson  11/3/2009
The armless marble sculpture "Venus de Milo" depicts the Roman goddess of love and beauty Venus (or Greek equivalent Aphrodite) and is one of the most widely known and universally recognized statues since the 19th century, for which the 6 ft. 8 in. statue is displayed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
-- moon_swooning  12/11/2010
Leave it to the goddess.
-- xsai  6/22/2011
Name of the Day: June 22nd, 2011.
-- AndrewJKD  6/23/2011
I can think of other goddesses of love and fertility: Áine from Ireland; Branwen from Wales; Freyja from ancient Scandinavia; Ziva among ancient Slavs; Nanaya in ancient Sumeria; Inanna in Mesopotamia; Rati from Hindu lore; Xochiquetzal among the Aztecs; and Oshun of Yoruba religion, among others.
-- gaelruadh19  6/22/2012
I think it`s great that at least this planet name is used, cause people find it strange to name people plantery names like mars, jupiter, but Venus is a common planet name for a person since it's not that strange :)
-- Anonymous User  2/4/2013
Name of the Day: June 22, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  6/22/2013
The name Venus was given to 73 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Venus is one of my absolute favorite goddesses, who I love so much. This is one of those names that I'd consider using (possibly), although I'm a bit uncertain if I really like the sound of it enough to use it if I ever got the chance.
-- StarMoon  2/10/2014
Considering that the verb for love in Latin is amare, and nouns in Romantic languages are usually close to their verbs, I really doubt that Venus means "love, sexual desire." It's simply a connotation because Venus and Aphrodite are one in the same.
-- EkiAku  4/11/2014

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