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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.


Variations

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.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Valentina and Valley.

Valerie has 1 masculine form: Valerian.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Valerie name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Valarie, Valentina, Valeria, Valerie, Valery, Vallie, Valorie in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Valerie is pronounced similarly to Valera and Valoria. These names tend to be less commonly used than Valerie.

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