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What does Valerian mean?

Valerian Pronunciation of Valerian [va-ler-ian] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valerian is "strong, healthy". Valerie is the feminine version. Designer Valerian Rybar; conductor Valery Gergiev.


Valerian has 5 variants: Valerien, Valerio, Valerius, Valery and Valeryan.

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Middle name pairings:
Valerian Colten (V.C.), ..

How popular is Valerian?

Valerian is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#148244 out of 150436, Top 99%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Valerian has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

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