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Girl Name: Valerie

Name: Valerie
Pronunciation: \v(a)-le-rie\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: strong, healthy
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Valentina, Valley
Sounds Like: Valera, Valoria
Variant forms: Val, Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie, Vale, Valeree, Valeria, Valeriana, Valery, Valerye, Valka, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallie, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Valorie, Vallrie, Valry, Valka
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 149
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 38939

Description

Valerie \v(a)-le-rie\ as a girl's name is pronounced VAL-er-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valerie is "strong, healthy". Feminine form of Valerius, a Roman family clan name; the French form of an early Christian name, Valeria. Also the name of a fourth-century Spanish saint. Actresses Valerie Harper, Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie Perrine.

Valerie has 24 variant forms: Val, Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie, Vale, Valeree, Valeria, Valeriana, Valery, Valerye, Valka, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallie, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Valorie, Vallrie, Valry and Valka.

For more information, see also related names Valentina and Valley.

Baby names that sound like Valerie are Valera and Valoria.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Valerie.

Popularity

Valerie is a very popular first name for women (#149 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#38939 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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