Meaning and name origin
Valentina \v(a)-lenti-na, val(en)-tina\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Teena, Teina, Tena, Tina, Val, Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valene, Valencia, Valenteen, Valenteena, Valentia, Valentijn, Valentine, Valenzia, Valera, Valida, Valina, Valja, Vallatina, Valli, Vallie, Vally, Valyn and Velora.
Valentina is a very popular first name for females (#1339 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Valentina for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Valentina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Valentina (#112), Valerie (#176), Valencia, Vallie, Tina, Teena, Valentine and Tena. (2014 statistics).