Valerie Name Meaning & Origin

Valerie

Pronunciation: VA-lə-ree (key)

Origin of the name Valerie:

Borrowed from the French, Valerie is from the Latin Valerius, an old Roman family name derived from valere (to be strong, healthy).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Valarie, Valeria, Valery

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Nicknames for Valerie

Val, Valley, V., Valley Girl, Valzer, Vallerina

Meanings and history of the name Valerie

I have seen the name Valerie to mostly mean "strong", "brave", "sunshine", "loving", "generous", and "empathetic"

Famous real-life people named Valerie

Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, favorite daughter of Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph
Valerie Masterson, English opera singer
Valerie Harper, American actress best known for her starring role in the 1970s TV series "Rhoda"
Valerie Bertinelli, American actress best known for her role as younger daughter Barbara Romano in the 1970s TV series "One Day At a Time"

Valerie in song, story & screen

Songs by Steve Winwood, The Zutones (and a version covered by Amy Winehouse), and (spelled "Valleri") the Monkees
Valerie, '80s sitcom which was later renamed "Valerie's Family" and then again "The Hogan Family"
Valerie Malone, character on Beverly Hills 90210 played by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
Valerie Frizzle, a.k.a. Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus books and TV series
Valerie Cooper, an ally to the X-Men in Marvel comics

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