Gender: Female Meaning of Valentina: "strength, health" Origin of Valentina: Latin, Feminine variation of Valentine Valentina's Popularity in 2019: #65

Valentina Origin and Meaning

The name Valentina is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "strength, health".

Valentina is a more exotic and artistic ballerina-type successor to Valerie; a pretty, recommended choice. Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault named their daughter Valentina Paloma.

Valentina entered the U.S. list in 1994, and is rising in popularity. Of course, it's one of the perfect names for February babies.

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space, Valentina Cortese an Oscar-nominated actress.

16 names similar to Valentina

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Valentina. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Valentina, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Valentina using our baby name generator.


Rank in US: #65

- this week

Famous People Named Valentina

Pop Culture References for the name Valentina

Valina, Teena, Teina, Valera, Valida, Valyn, Val, Vallatina, Valena, Valentia, Vally, Valen, Vale, Tena, Tina, Vallie,

Valentina's International Variations

Valentijne (Dutch) Valya (Russian) Bálintka (Hungarian) Walentyna (Polish) Valentine (French) Valeska (Slavic)


Phobia Says:


I made an account just to say this... I used Valentia for one of my ocs, and it really fits her. While she's cute and all, and wears a lot of cute lolita clothes... she's in a mental hospital. She may or may not have killed her entire family because of her schizophrenia or some other mental disorder.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


To each their own. I LOVE this name. In my opinion, no name could be more sweet, divine, pure, perfect or exquisite than Valentina.

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I really dislike this name. It just sounds so frilly and pretentious to me.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


Val isn't the best nn in my opinion. Lentie could work better.

Bobcat108 Says:


To your ear, perhaps. Not to mine. But to each their own.

_mamabears Says:


I love this name, I'd defiantly use this if I have a daughter myself. Such an elegant name <3

cheesy-biscuit Says:


Valentina is such a gorgeous name and gives off those romantic, Latina vibes.

Valentina Pettoruti-Ferraro Says:


I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I live in the United States now and I’ve not met anyone else with my name. My name is Valentina and “Lena” (lay-nah) is a nickname that people always call me, along with “Vale”, and I’ve never had anyone call me “Val” or “Tina”. I noticed that it wasn’t on the list. I used to hate my name, but I am now 25 years old and I’ve really grown to love it and see it for what it is. It’s a beautiful name and if you’d like to use it, go ahead! You won’t regret it. :)

747JS Says:


This name is so elegant and feminine!

Daiseymae Says:


I love this name! Very beautiful and feminine.

Lizzy Lou Says:


I like the nickname Nina. I think Nina is a good nickname for many -ina names... Valentina, Thomasina, Antonina, etc.

stellarvra99 Says:


My daughter is named Valentina aswell, and we use the nickname Nina :)

funnybunny771 Says:


Love this name for my daughter but does anyone called it have any comments on what that's like? No one's really called it here (in the UK)..

Samsonite Says:


Cheesy, frilly, and overly long.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Glamorous, feminine, simply beautiful - love it

ValentinaV.S. Says:


No one ever calls me by my full name. It's always Vali(Valley) or Valiya.

roseofjune Says:


This is too over the top for me. I prefer Valencia.

formalfish Says:


All I hear is hot sauce.

Lizzy Lou Says:


I like the nickname Vali for this (pronounced Valley?) because I hate the nicknames Val or Tina. Also I'm not a big nickname person anyway. If it were my name I'd just go by Valentina.

ValentinaV.S. Says:


That's my name. I was named after my maternal grandmother and I usually go by Vali. It's not very popular where I live. The only other Valentina I've met was my English teacher.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Exotic and beautiful

mother_dragons Says:


I never understood all the fuss about this name. It's probably because it's one of the most common names for girls between 0-25 where I live, together with Micaela, Florencia, Camila and Sofía

ThistleThorn Says:


Perfect for a little Valentine baby!

tfzolghadr Says:


I disagree. Is naming a daughter Riley or Quinn forcing her to be a tomboy? Having a feminine name should not corner a woman into being a certain kind of woman. If she's a tomboy, she could shorten it to Val. I love this name, and it was our #2 choice for our daughter The biggest drawback was the overwhelming popularity in the Hispanic community.

carmen_florez Says:


I live in Miami and everyone is named Valentina. There are 3 in my class alone either that or Valeria. It's just as common as Maria or Mariana. If you stand in the cafeteria and yell "Mari" or "Vale" everyone turns around. It's still pretty though, just really common in Hispanic dominated areas

Olivia Janae Says:


Personally I've always loved the name Valentina because I was born on Valentines Day. If my daughter is born on Valentines Day I will name her Valentina and even if she's not I pr still will because it really is a beautiful name.

Kibby Says:


I met a little Valentina once, she was adorable and when I asked her her name, she said it with this pretty little sing-songy tone and a flourish, I fell in love!

tori101 Says:


Such a elegant name, really pretty.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I knew a girl named Valentina and she was not all that girly.

ldougie Says:


I think by giving your child this name you are forcing them to be a girly girl, just because their name sounds so girly.

Shishi Says:


Great with a sister Clarissa and a brother Jonathan. Wow I almost made myself cry. Sorry I'm a fangirl and I don't make much sense. (CoHF)

Guest Says:


The prettiest name to me. (I'm 50/50 on whether I'd use it though)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I've never liked it too much. It's just a bit much for my taste.

Tay2thestars Says:


So romantic, formal, feminine, and wearable!