The name is a Finnish form of the Swedish female name, Vendela, which is a feminine form of Wendel, meaning, “Vandal”, the name of an ancient Slavo-Germanic tribe.
As of 2011, Venla was the 2nd most popular female name in Finland.
Other forms of the name include:
- Vendla (Finnish/Norwegian/Swedish)
- Ventla (Finnish)
- Ventta (Finnish)
- Venlá (Sami)
- Wendla (Swedish)