Meaning and name origin
Valentine \v(a)-lenti-ne, val(en)-tine\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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. Valentinus (VAL-en) is a short form.
For more information, see also the related boy name Valente.
There is 1 feminine form of Valentine: Valentina.
Valentine is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1041 out of 1220, Top 85%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#751 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Valentine for boys. Valentine reached its highest rank of #461 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Valentine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Valentino (#765), Valentin (#980), Val and Valentine. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).