Meaning and Name Origin
Valentina \v(a)-lenti-na, val(en)-tina\ 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.
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.
Valentina▲ has 20 more different forms via Valerie: Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie▼, Valeree, Valeria▲, Valeriana, Valery▼, Valerye, Valka, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Vallrie, Valorie▼ and Valry.
Valentina is a very popular first name for women (#1339 out of 4276, Top 31%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Valentina for girls. Valentina was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #112 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Valentina and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Valentina (#112 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Teena, Tena, Tina, Valarie, Valencia, Valentine, Valeria (#175 the previous year), Valerie (#176), Valery, Vallie and Valorie. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and are somewhat less popular today, with forms like Valarie, Valencia, Valery, Vallie and Valorie becoming somewhat dated. Valentina (#112), Valeria (#175) and Valerie (#176) are three of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Valeria enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)