Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. WEH-noos(Latin) VEE-nəs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "love, sexual desire" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of love and sex. Her character was assimilated with that of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. As the mother of Aeneas she was considered an ancestor of the Roman people. The second planet from the sun is named after her.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVenera(Albanian) Venera(Bulgarian) Venuše(Czech) Vénus(French) Venere(Italian) Vénus, Vênus(Portuguese) Venera(Russian) Venera(Sicilian)
Same SpellingVénus, Vênus


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Roman depiction of Venus, from PompeiiRoman depiction of Venus, from Pompeii


Entry updated November 20, 2020