A source defines the given name Venus as (possibly?) gender-neutral. For more information, please read the source provided below, including the Venus name description at the top of the source's web page.

Can’t believe no one's said this yet, but Sailor Venus (Minako Aino) from “Sailor Moon”!
Beautiful, but I hate the fact that it rhymes with, you know, that.
This name is not ugly it's actually pretty lovely, I would loved to be named this instead of a boring Lani. Whoever has this name you are truly special, shine bright my shooting star!
Not a person, but "Venus as a Boy", is a popular song by Björk. :)
It's beautiful, but for a child I'd opt for the ethereal Venera instead.
Venus Angelic, also known as Venus Isabelle Palermo, is a Swiss personality who started Youtube at the age of 13. She started doing OnlyFans around sometime last year. Some people who don't like her call her Penis Angelic.
I am unsurprised that it means means "love, sexual desire" in Latin, it rhymes with penis so what do you expect?
Best as a middle name because it rhymes with penis.
To be honest, I actually think the name Venus is pretty. I don’t really mind the whole sex goddess thing much, besides the girl won’t be a little girl forever, and that’s what makes the name even more cool in my opinion. The fact it’s the name of a goddess.
Pretty but it makes me think of “Take the V out and put a P”. I’m not going to go into any more detail.
Ugly name.
I knew a girl named Venus. It’s a pretty name, and it fitted her.
I kinda like it.
Personally, I think it’s pretty. I don’t know if I’d use it though.
It's one of the prettier planet names, but it would sound weird on a person. And there's the goddess of sexual desire thing... Maybe for a middle name or a character.
I knew a girl with this name and I always thought it was really pretty.
I have the name Venus. It's nice to know that it's based off of a Roman goddess. I never had many problems with my name, honestly it's a nice unique name since not many people use it.
Fine for a story character, but I hate this name on a person. I mean, sexual desire? So you’re a pr**titute, basically. All Venuses out there: you’re an awesome person, I just personally dislike this name, but you’re probably awesome! ;)
Good for a character in a story.
It's pretty, but the original bearer is known for being loose. Not a great association.
Venus, the promiscuous goddess of love.
This makes me think of the planet, and I love outer space so this name is super cool. I might consider using it as a middle name for a future daughter.
Venus was given to 70 girls in America in 2015.
Actually, the ancient people of the Etruscan era worshiped a Deity with a name of Vene (or, similar word structure formation). She was known as the goddess of herbs and plants, emanating the beauty of the rose and myrtle plants; thus, this gorgeous Goddess was associated with "Earth" and the knowledge thereof. She was portrayed as a herbalist from her VAST knowledge of the "green Earth"; hence, why modern correspondences with the modern Roman Deity of Venus are always the color of green, the beauty of the rose and myrtle, as well as the seashell, as the representation of water is always depicted for Goddesses of whom generate life, as the original intention of this Goddess. Later in time, the ancient Etruscan Deity, Vene, or closely formed name, came to be associated with witchcraft as her worshipers were known to make "love potions" in her honor. Many of the Etruscan people asked many wise women with the knowledge of such herbs for healing to make "the love of their life appear and whisk them away to an enchanted life" through "love potions"; therefore, such women who had a vast knowledge of herbs were known as a Vica, which is another variation of the word "Wicca", or "Witch", as this word WAS associated with "healers", or "herb healers", etc. However, just as "Witches" were persecuted in later times, they were also persecuted during the Etruscan and Roman times, also! So, the roots of the Goddess Venus or Aphrodite have MANY meanings; especially, associating "love", "beauty", "lifeblood", "worship", "vein", and later, when correlated with "Witches", the word association became maleficient, such as with words correlating to "venom", or "poisoning by herbs". All these aspects are later incorporated into the known Deity of Venus. Now, the Etruscan civilization was WAY before the Greek, so a lot of confusion surrounds the understanding among many who only learn the straight history of the Greek and Roman pantheon of gods and goddesses of mythology. Now, since Vene became associated with "love potions" & "witches", many people of the ROMAN era, during the transition of the end of the Etruscan Empire to the Roman, I believe, associated this Deity with "venom", or poison, as the people of the early Roman era, and late Etruscan era used many words with the Latin root of Vene, to mean "one who poisons", etc. However, ironically, the Latin root word means "life", or versions, thereof, and we also see this root word used for words such as "vein", or "lifeblood", or "venerate", which means "to be worshiped". So, the obvious changes during the civilizations and the many variations of the meaning of the Deities to those of that era are as vast as they are today, especially regarding the interpretation of religion or the meaning of "God". Nothing is as black and white as we believe. We must remember, these ancient people weren't mindless, stupid drones who all followed the same structure of belief just because it was part of their culture. They had PLENTY of debates regarding the meaning of these Deities; and, they were numerous, vast interpretations, just as their interpretations today! :)
I think Venus is quite a cool name for a girl. :)
Venus Isabelle Palermo, better known as VenusAngelic, is a Swiss-born YouTube personality, known for her doll-like appearance and fashion sense.
●Venera is Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian
●Vieniera is Belarusian
●Venuše is Czech
●Venuso is Esperanto
●Veenus is Estonian
●Benus is Filipino
●Vénus is French
●Vénusz is Hungarian
●Véineas is Irish
●Venere is Italian
●Wenus is Polish
●Vênus is Portuguese
●Venuša is Slovak
●Venüs is Turkish.
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.
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.
The name Venus was given to 73 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Name of the Day: June 22, 2013.
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 :)
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.
Name of the Day: June 22nd, 2011.
Leave it to the goddess.
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.
Venus also pronounced "VEH-nuws".
This is not a famous bearer, but Venus is a song by Shocking Blue.
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.
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.
I like the sound of this, it's certainly a guilty pleasure.
Who'd name a kid after a sexual desire goddess?!
Actually, the name is quite common in Hong Kong, a bit like being called Irene in the UK.
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.
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.
Also a popular women's razor brand.
Venus was the daughter of Zeus and the mother of Cupid and the wife of Hermes.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
If people would pronounce the name ve-noos and not veenas like the original pronunciation it would be a nice name!
Remember, this name rhymes with the male organ.
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.
Venus is pronounced like VEE-nus, which does not rhyme with anything ending in EE-nis.
A famous song is "Oh, Venus" sung by Frankie Avalon circa the mid or late 50's.
A famous painting of Venus is "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
Venus Williams has this name.
I like Latin names. I think it's interesting that Venus means love. Just not for my child.

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