What does Valerie mean?
Valerie /va-ler-ie/ [3 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Vanlerie, Vlalerie, Vlarie. [more]
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. 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 the year 2008 (usage of 0.3767%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3624%, 3.8% less), but with the versions Valery, Valarie, Vallie and Valorie 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)