What does Valentine mean?
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.
For more on this name, 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 (#834 out of 150436, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Valentino (#765 in 2014), Valentin (#980) and Val are the prominent varying forms of Valentine. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.1775%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.0638%, down 64.1%), with the versions Valentin, Valentine and Val becoming less trendy. Valentino (#765) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Valentine and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)