Gender: Female Meaning of Valencia: "brave, strong" Origin of Valencia: Spanish

Valencia Origin and Meaning

The name Valencia is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "brave, strong".

This lovely orange-scented Spanish place-name would make an inventive namesake for an Aunt Valerie.

Last on the popularity list in 1994, Valencia reached a high of Number 633 in 1969-70.

The Mediterranean city of Valencia is the third largest in Spain; it was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC, originally called Valentia--and so has a long and storied history.

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SilverSky109 Says:


I also associate Valencia with the character from Crazy Ex-Grilfriend, but did you watch the later seasons? She becomes a really interesting character and I came to love her after a while, which made the association more positive for me. She's just awful in the beginning really, and it's largely because she's in an unsatisfying relationship with Josh. Very interesting to know about the Filipino naming conventions though!

livialucille Says:


(reposting my comment without a hyperlink)

Overall I like this name. I have a mild negative association with it
due to the character on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend being a heinous jerk, but
it's beautiful and easy to pronounce. One of my favorite "Val-" names.

The Spanish commenters below indicate it would be a weird word name for a
baby in Spain. There are some Spanish-speaking contexts where this would
be all right, however: in the Philippines, naming conventions that
would be weird or gauche in other contexts (mashing existing names
together, weird word names, backward spellings of existing words or
names) are pretty common. A baby Valencia with Filipino heritage would
probably work pretty well.

Wikipedia has a page on Filipino naming conventions.

Ship In A Bottle Says:


This is also the Spanish word for the chemical concept of valence. It's not considered a personal name in the Spanish-speaking world.

indiefendi2 Says:


A pretty name but the Valencia I knew was a complete b**** and made this name's image seem evil and rude to me. sigh

beachbear Says:


I like this name more every time I see it. The meaning, place association, and orange association are wonderful.

IHughes Says:


Proper Spanish pronunciation would be Bah-lehn-theeah It's strange to see it as a name as it isn't a name in Spain, it's a city and a region in the South-East

autumnreverie Says:


Its meaning is "power."

Michaela Says:


This is a place name with strong meaning and origin dating back to hundreds if not thousands of years ago. So Instagram filter or not, it maintains dignity.

DearestJules Says:


This is an Instagram filter.

mabespark Says:


It might be a little pretentious, but it's flowy and exotic and comes with interesting nicknames - Valley and Sia are two off the top of my head. Starting to like it.

ldougie Says:


I love it! I generally dislike names ending with uh but this is cute!

Myosotis Says:


I love Valencia especially for the meaning it gives to my fave girls combo (there's a combined meaning though the whole name). Sometimes I waver on it, but it just works so well! I've grown to love it so much, I don't think I can change to now. :)

carissaaa Says:


i don't know why this name isn't more popular: it's beautiful, works in multiple languages, is familiar enough to pronounce/spell, is the name of a beautiful city, has a lovely meaning... but i can't say i mind that it isn't popular! less to worry about! :)

Guest Says:


I knew a really really rude woman named Valencia so nope.