|Pronunciation:||VAL-er-ee, VAH-ler-ee, VAL-u-ree|
|Meaning:||strong, healthy, valiant, fierce one|
|Related Names:||Val, Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie, Vale, Valen, Valeree, Valeria, Valeriana, Valery, Valerye, Valka, Vall, Vallaree, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallie, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Vallrie, Valorie, Valry|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Valerie derives from the Latin “Valerius,” an old Roman surname stemming from “valere” meaning “to be strong” or “healthy.” The French brought the name Valerie to England in the 19th century.
In the second century, Saint Valérie – believed to be from a noble family - was a Roman Virgin-Martyr. After being tortured, she was beheaded in the Roman Coliseum.
According to the 1990 United States Census, Valerie ranked as the 149th most popular female first name and the 38,939th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names twelve decades since 1880, including the last twelve. In the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 200 most popular girls' names every year from 2000 (163rd) through 2006 (127th).
United States Popularity of the girl's name Valerie in the 21st Century:
- Year: 2006 Rank:127th
- Year: 2005 Rank:167th
- Year: 2004 Rank:179th
- Year: 2003 Rank:172nd
- Year: 2002 Rank:154th
- Year: 2001 Rank:160th
- Year: 2000 Rank:163rd
- April 18th is celebrated in the Czech Republic in honor of the name Valerie.
- April 28th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Valerie.
- April 28th is celebrated in France in honor of the name Valerie.
- June 6th is celebrated in the Ukraine in honor of the name Valerie.
- “Valleri” is a song popularized by the pop rock group “The Monkees.”
- “Valerie” is an indie rock song covered by Amy Winehouse.
- “Valerie Malone,” portrayed by Tiffani Amber Thiessen, was a character of the television drama “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
- “Valerie” is a pop song by Will Jennings and Steve Winwood.
- "Valerie Loves Me" is a song by the power pop group “Material Issue.”
- Valerie Perrine – Film and television actress who was nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” for the 1984 movie Lenny.
- Valerie Bertinelli – Television actress who won two Golden Globes.
- Valerie Harper – Film and television actress who won a Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Awards. She is best known for her role as Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
- Valerie Cook - Miss Nebraska, USA, in 2000.
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Author: Rich Kachold
|Meaning||strong, healthy, valiant, fierce one +|
|Meaningnc||strong, healthy, valiant, fierce one +|
|Origin||Latin +, and French +|
|Pronunciation||VAL-er-ee, VAH-ler-ee, VAL-u-ree +|
|Rank in 2000s||158 +|
|Related||Val +, Valaree +, Valarey +, Valaria +, Valarie +, Vale +, Valen +, Valeree +, Valeria +, Valeriana +, Valery +, Valerye +, Valka +, Vall +, Vallaree +, Vallarie +, Valleree +, Vallerie +, Vallery +, Vallie +, Vallorey +, Vallorie +, Vallory +, Vallrie +, Valorie +, and Valry +|