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Gender: F Meaning of Valerie: "strength, health" Origin of Valerie: French variation of Valeria Valerie's Popularity in 2013: #169

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Valerie peaked in the 1960s, but it still doesn't sound terminally dated; the association with the word valor gives it a sense of boldness.

In the 2011 werewold update of Red Riding Hood, Red was given the name Valerie.

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Famous People Named Valerie

Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
Valerie Harper, American actress
Valerie Elise Plame, former United States CIA Operations Officer
Valerie Doris Gresham, daughter of American singer Solomon Burke
Valerie Cruz, American actress
Valerie Perrine, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Valerie

"Valerie," song by The Zutons
"Valerie," song by Amy Winehouse
Valerie Malone in "Beverly Hills 90210"
Valerie, Amanda Seyfried's character in "Red Riding Hood" (2011 film)
Mme Valerie de Ventadour in "Ernest Maltravers" (1837) and "Alice, or The Mysteries" (1838) by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Valerie Heywood, from American TV series "NYPD Blue"
Valerie Birkhead, from TV series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
Valerie Marks, from MTV series "Awkward."

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Valerie's International Variations

Valérie (French) Valeria (Italian) Wala, Waleria, Valeska, Valery (Polish) Valya, Valka, Lerka, Lera (Russian) Valeriana (Spanish)