The name comes from the Latin word cupido denotation - "desire".
In Roman mythology, Cupid is the God of desire, affection and erotic love. He is the son of goddess Venus and God Mars. In popular culture, Cupid is frequently shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love, often as an icon of Valentine's Day. He is now in the current culture the personification of love and courtship in general. For the equivalent deity in Greek mythology, see the name Eros.