Meaning and Name Origin
Valerie \v(a)-le-rie\ as a girls' name is pronounced VAL-er-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valerie is "strong, healthy". Feminine of Valerius, a Roman family clan name; the French form of an early Christian name, Valeria. Also the name of a fourth-century Spanish saint. Actresses Valerie Harper, Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie Perrine.
Valerie▲ has 24 variants: Val, Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie▼, Vale, Valeree, Valeria▲, Valeriana, Valery▼, Valerye, Valka, Valka, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallie▼, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Vallrie, Valorie▼ and Valry.
Valerie has 1 masculine form: Valerian.
Valerie is a very prominent first name for women (#149 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#38939 out of 88799, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Valerie for girls. Valerie entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #70 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #176. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Valerie and corresponding names. Valentina (#112 a year ago), Valeria (#175), Valorie, Vallie, Valery and Valarie are the prominent alternative forms of Valerie (#176 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its highest in 2008 and is almost as widespread today, but with the versions Valery, Valorie, Vallie and Valarie becoming less trendy. Valentina (#112), Valerie (#176) and Valeria (#175) are three of the more trendy girl names in this compilation, with Valeria undergoing a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)