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Valentine 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.

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

For more information, see also the related name Valente.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Valentine.


Popularity of Valentine

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

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Valentine name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Valentine with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Valentine name in U.S.
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