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Meaning and name origin

Valerie \v(a)-le-rie\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Val, Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie, Vale, Valeree, Valeria, Valeriana, Valery, Valerye, Valka, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallie, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Valorie, Vallrie, Valry and Valka.

For more information, see also related girl names Valentina and Valley.

There is 1 masculine form of Valerie: Valerian.


Valerie is a very popular first name for females (#149 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#38939 out of 88799, Top 44%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Valerie for girls. Valerie reached its highest rank of #70 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Valerie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Valentina (#112), Valeria (#175), Valerie (#176), Valorie, Vallie, Valery and Valarie. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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