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What does Valentina mean?

Valentina Pronunciation of Valentina [valenti-na] as a girls' name is pronounced val-en-TEE-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valentina is "strong, healthy". Feminine of Valentine, a saint's name. Valerie is from the same root; Valentia was the earliest form. The custom of sending cards to sweethearts on Valentine's Day came from an ancient belief that birds began pairing on February 14, the feast day of Saint Valentine (third century). Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

Associated with: saint, ancient (old), belief (hope).


Valentina has 27 variants: Teena, Teina, Tena, Tina, Val, Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valencia, Valene, Valenteen, Valenteena, Valentia, Valentijn, Valentine, Valenzia, Valera, Valida, Valina, Valja, Vallatina, Valli, Vallie, Vally, Valyn and Velora.

2 more different relations via Valerie: Valeria and Valeriana.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Valentina Lyla (V.L.), ..

How popular is Valentina?

Valentina is a very popular first name for women (#1339 out of 4276, Top 31%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#149328 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Valentina was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #112 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is presently at #114. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Valentina (#114 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Teena, Tena, Tina (#1466 the previous year), Val, Valencia (#1952), Valentine, Valera, Valeria (#161), Valerie (#171), Valli and Vallie. These forms of Valentina reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.95%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.46%, down 52%), with forms like Vallie becoming less trendy. Valerie has generally been preferred by parents, though Valentina is now the more favored form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Valentina, Teena, Tena, Tina, Val in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Valencia, Valentine, Valera, Valeria, Valerie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allexina, Argentina, Balbina, Bertina, Betina, Caleena, Celestina, Celestyna, Dalanna, Dalenna, Dallina, Dantina, Gaenna, Gaetana, Gertina, Hanina, Helenna, Ianthina, Jamesina, Janina, Jenina, Jestina, Kalina, Kenina, Lareina, Larentia, Larentina, Larenzina (see Lauren), Laurentina, Makenna, Mareina, Marnina, Modestina (see Modesty), Montina, Penina, Quentina, Robertina, Robettina, Salestia, Santana, Satina, Selestina, Silestena (see Celeste), Silestijna (see Celeste), Silestina, Silestyna (see Celeste), Valeska, Valeta, Valetta, Valkyria, Valletta, Vallia, Vallonia, Valonia, Valonya, Valoria, Valouria, Vanecia, Vaneshia, Vanesia, Vanetia, Vanetta, Vanina, Vanna, Varenka, Verina, Vicenta, Vicentia, Vicenzia (see Vicenza), Vilhelmina, Vincentina, Waldina, Waltina, Wilmotina (see Wilmot) and Yalena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Valentina.

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