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Meaning and Name Origin

Valentine \v(a)-lenti-ne, val(en)-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.


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

For more information, see also the related boy name Valente.

Valentine has 1 feminine form: Valentina.


Valentine is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1041 out of 1220, Top 85%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#751 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Valentine for boys. Valentine reached its apex rank of #461 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Valentine and related names. Prominent varying forms of Valentine listed in the Top 1000 are Valentino (#765 in 2014), Valentin (#980) and Val. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during 1900-1909 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Valentin, Valentine and Val becoming less trendy. Valentino (#765) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Val, Valentin, Valentine, Valentino in U.S.

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