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What does Valley mean?

Valley Pronunciation of Valley [val-ley] as a girls' name. Geography name: a low spot in a landscape. Also a diminutive for Valerie.


Valley has 3 variants: Vallee, Vallia and Vallie.

15 more different relations via Valerie: Val, Valaree, Valarey, Vale, Valeree, Valery, Valerye, Valka, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallorey, Vallory, Vallrie and Valry.

Creative forms:
(female) Velley, Viley, ..

(male) Valer, Valven, ..

Middle name pairings:
Valley Mattie (V.M.), ..

How popular is Valley?

Valley is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#7077 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Valley reached its top rank of #1674 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Valley name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Valerie (#171 in recent rankings), Valery (#1209), Vallie and Val are the prominent varying forms of Valley. Other variants, like Valeree, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Valley reached its highest in the 1960s (median #1531) and is somewhat less today (#1476, 48%), with the version Vallie becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Valley, Val, Valerie, Valery, Vallie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Valley is pronounced similarly to Vala, Valla, Valli and Vally. Other recommended names are Adalley, Alley, Bailey, Bailley, Bayley, Billey, Cailey, Caley, Callee, Callen, Calley, Cally, Carley, Cayley, Dalles, Dolley, Earley, Fallen, Hadley, Haeley, Hailey, Haley, Halle, Halley, Hally, Harley, Hayley, Holley, Kaeley, Kahley, Kailey, Kaley, Kalle, Kallee, Kalley, Kally, Karley, Kayley, Kaylley, Kelley, Lally, Lilley, Mallery, Mally, Marley, Molley, Nelley, Palles, Polley, Railey, Raley, Rawley, Sallee, Salley, Sally, Tallee, Talley, Tally, Tilley, Valen, Vallda, Valory, Viole, Wally and Yolley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Valley.

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