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11/1/2006, 4:43 AM Sugar Evie

Name Venice
Gender Feminine
Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. VEN-is
Other Forms FormsVennice
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Perhaps originally a Christianized variant of VENUS, now either an English vernacular form of VENETIA ('Many of the girls who were called #Venice# had actually been named #Venetia#') or else directly from the English name of the city in Italy. The name was revived in the 19th century significantly when #FLORENCE# was beginning to become fashionable; 'by this time any connection with Venus was no doubt forgotten, and literary references to the name always link it to the place name.'
Added 11/1/2006 by Sugar Evie