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Gender: Male Meaning of Valerian: "strength, health" Origin of Valerian: Latin

The name Valerian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "strength, health". Valerian and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Victory and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

This name of a Roman emperor and of a sedating plant doesn't have much of a baby name future, unless you just like its strong, rhythmic sound.

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Famous People Named Valerian

Valerian (Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus), Roman emperor
(Arthur) Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, British brigadier
Valerian Trifa, Romanian cleric and activist
Valerian Ruminski, American operatic bass

Pop Culture References for the name Valerian

Valérian, main character in French comic "Valérian and Laureline" and 2017 film "Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets"

Valerien, Valeryan, Valeryn, Valeriano

Valerian's International Variations

Valerio (Spanish) Valerii, Valery (Russian) Valerius (Latin)