French variation of Valeria
"strength, health"

Valerie Origin and Meaning

The name Valerie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "strength, health".

The name of a martyred medieval saint, Valerie has been on the popularity list since its earliest publication in 1880. Though it peaked in the 1960s, remaining in the Top 100 until 1988, it still doesn't sound terminally dated; the association with the word valor gives it a sense of boldness and makes it one of the special group of girl names that mean strong.

The original name Valeria, came into use in the 1890s, followed soon after by the French form Valerie, which rapidly became the more accepted form. In the 2011 werewolf update of Red Riding Hood, Red was given the name Valerie.

# 144 in the US

Valerie Rank in US Top 1000

# 268 on Nameberry

Valerie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Valerie Popularity

Famous People Named Valerie

  • Saint Valerie of LimogesFrench martyr and associate of Saint Martial.
  • Valerie Anne BertinelliAmerican actress.
  • (Marie) Valerie Mathilde AmalieArchduchess and Princess Imperial of Austria.
  • Valerie CruzAmerican actress.
  • Valerie Kathryn HarperAmerican actress.
  • (Valerie) June Carter CashAmerican singer and wife of Johnny Cash.
  • Valerie SimpsonAmerican songwriter of duo Ashford & Simpson
  • Valerie June JarrettAmerican businesswoman and presidential adviser
  • Valerie Elise Plameformer U.S. CIA agent.
  • Valerie Doris Greshamdaughter of American singer Solomon Burke.
  • Valerie Ritchie PerrineAmerican actress.
  • Valerie Kasanita AdamsNew Zealand Olympic shot putter.
  • (Babette) Valerie Louise HobsonAnglo,Irish actress
  • Valerie Ann AmosBaroness Amos, British politician and UN diplomat
  • Valerie SolanasAmerican radical feminist.
  • Valerie Anne Poxleitner Bokan aka LightsCanadian singer,songwriter.
  • Valerie LeonEnglish actress
  • Valerie MahaffeyAmerican actress
  • Valérie KapriskyFrench actress

Valerie in Pop Culture

  • Valeriemain character in the movie Red Riding Hood
  • Valerie Hawthornecharacter in the Ace Attorney series.
  • Valerie Tullecharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries".
  • Valeriegym leader in the Pokemon series.
  • Valerie Greycharacter in "Danny Phantom".
  • Valerie Da Vincicharacter in "Despicable Me 3"
  • Valerie“Val” Leftman, character in “Hate List”
  • "Valerie"song by Amy Winehouse.
  • "Valerie"song by The Weeknd.
  • "Valerie"song by Steve Winwood
  • "Valleri" song by The Monkees
  • Valerie Malonecharacter on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210" which ran from 1990 to 2000, played by Tiffani,Amber Thiessen