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What does Valentine mean?

Valentine Pronunciation of Valentine [valen-tine] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Valentine) is pronounced VAL-en-tyne. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valentine is "strong, healthy". Variant of Valentinus, the name of more than 50 saints and three Roman emperors. Despite the popular Valentine's day, Saint Valentine himself has nothing to do with romantic love.

Associated with: roman, emperors (king), popular (famous).


Valentine has 9 variants: Val, Valen, Valentijn, Valentin, Valentinian, Valentino, Valentinus, Valentyn and Vallen.

Related boy name: Valente.

1 feminine form: Valentina.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Valentine Corbin (V.C.), ..

How popular is Valentine?

Valentine is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1041 out of 1220, Top 85%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#834 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Valentine was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #464 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Valentino (#675 in 2015), Valentin (#922), Valente and Val are the prominent varying forms of Valentine. Usage of these forms of Valentine is at its apex today. Valentin has generally been the top pick of parents, though Valentino is currently ranked higher, while Valentine is now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Valentine, Val, Valente, Valentin, Valentino in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Celestine, Ernestine, Gaetane, Rankine, Selestine, Valerian, Valerien, Valerio, Valerius, Valeryan and Vicente. These names tend to be less commonly used than Valentine.

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