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Of Latin origin.

Means “love”, “sexual desire” in Latin.

Venus was the Roman goddess of beauty, desire, fertility and prosperity.

She was celebrated in many religious festivals.

Venus was the Roman equal of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. As Aphrodite, Venus arose from the sea foam.

Venus is also the second planet from the Sun.

It is also called Earth’s “sister planet”.

Alternative forms of the name are: Venita, Venusette, Venera.

Famous bearers of the name are Venus Williams, Venus Terzo.

American professional tennis player Venus Ebony Starr Williams is former world no. 1 and ranks world no. 7, until 2015.