What does Valerie mean?
Valerie [va-lerie] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Valerte, Villerie, ..
(male) Valerri, Valerve, .. Middle name pairings:
Valerie Abbigail (V.A.), ..
How popular is Valerie?
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 (#61058 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Valerie for girls. Valerie reached its peak rank of #69 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is presently at #171. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the ranking of Valerie and corresponding names. Valentina (#114 via latest list), Valeria (#161), Valery (#1209), Valorie, Vallie, Valley, Valarie and Val are the prominent alternative forms of Valerie (#171 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Valerie was at its highest in the year 2009 (average #1267) and is almost as conventional today (#1295, 17% less usage), but with versions such as Valarie becoming somewhat dated. Valerie has generally been the top pick of parents, though Valentina has grown trendy as well.
Valerie is pronounced similarly to Valera, Valora, Valoria, Valory, Valorya and Valouria. Other recommended names are Aeverie, Allerie, Allfrie, Averie▲, Barrie, Calie, Callie▲, Carie, Carrie▼, Cherie▼, Clarie, Gerie, Glorie, Haelie, Halie▼, Hallie, Harrie, Hilarie, Kaelie, Kalie, Lallie, Laurie▼, Malanie, Malfie, Malkie, Mallie▼, Mallorie, Malorie, Malvie, Margerie, Marie▼, Marjerie (see Margery), Maurie, Natelie, Samarie, Sarie, Scherie, Sherie, Silverie, Talie, Tallie, Terie, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valencia, Valene, Valentia, Valentine, Valenzia, Valeska, Valeta, Valkyria, Valkyrie, Vallee, Valli, Vallkyrie, Valonia, Vanecia, Vanesia, Vanesse, Vangie, Vannie, Verde, Verdie▼, Vere, Verine, Verlie and Vernie▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Valerie.See names in meaning and etymology.