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Boy Name: Valentine

Name: Valentine
Pronunciation: \v(a)-lenti-ne, val(en)-tine\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Valentine's also a girl name)
Meaning: strong, healthy
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Valente
Variant forms: Val, Valen, Valentijn, Valentin, Valentinian, Valentino, Valentinus, Valentyn, Vallen
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1041
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 751

Description

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

Valentine is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1041 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#751 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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