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Girl Name: Valentina

Name: Valentina
Pronunciation: \v(a)-lenti-na, val(en)-tina\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: strong, healthy
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Velinda, Filanthia, Violanta
Variant forms: Teena, Teina, Tena, Tina, Val, Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valene, Valencia, Valenteen, Valenteena, Valentia, Valentijn, Valentine, Valenzia, Valera, Valida, Valina, Valja, Vallatina, Valli, Vallie, Vally, Valyn, Velora
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1339

Description

Valentina \v(a)-lenti-na, val(en)-tina\ as a girl's name is pronounced val-en-TEE-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valentina is "strong, healthy". Feminine form of Valentine, a saint's name. Valerie is from the same root; Valentia was the earliest form. The custom of sending cards to sweethearts on Valentine's Day came from an ancient belief that birds began pairing on February 14, the feast day of Saint Valentine (third century). Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

Valentina has 27 variant forms: Teena, Teina, Tena, Tina, Val, Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valene, Valencia, Valenteen, Valenteena, Valentia, Valentijn, Valentine, Valenzia, Valera, Valida, Valina, Valja, Vallatina, Valli, Vallie, Vally, Valyn and Velora.

Baby names that sound like Valentina are Velinda, Filanthia and Violanta.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Valentina.

Popularity

Valentina is a very popular first name for women (#1339 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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