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What does Val mean?

Val Pronunciation of Val [val] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Val). Short form of Valentina or Valerie. Also used as an independent name.


16 relations via Valentina, Valerie: Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valene, Valera, Valery, Valida, Valina, Valja, Valka, Valli, Vallie, Vally, Valry and Valyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Vall, Vial, ..

(male) Vavi, Ver, ..

Middle name pairings:
Val Miya (V.M.), ..

How popular is Val?

Val is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2662 out of 4276, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#41995 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Val was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #1212 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Val name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Val outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Valentina (#114 from recent data), Valerie (#171), Valery (#1209), Vallie, Valli and Valera are the popular varying forms of Val. Other variants, like Valeda, are seldom used. These forms of Val were favored as birth names today (median #1356). Valerie is more familiar than the rest, although Valentina seems to be becoming a favorite too, while Vallie used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Val, Valentina, Valera, Valerie, Valery in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Valli, Vallie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Val and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Val is pronounced similarly to Viole. Other suggested similar names are Cal, Gal, Lal, Mal, Sal, Tal, Vala and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Val.

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