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Valerie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Strength
  • #286 All Time
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59k Valeria (Italian)
1k Vallerie (English)

How popular is the name "Valerie" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 8 8 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 5 5 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 12 12 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 10 10 0
1894 17 17 0
1895 19 19 0
1896 11 11 0
1897 16 16 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 12 12 0
1900 21 21 0
1901 19 19 0
1902 19 19 0
1903 17 17 0
1904 27 27 0
1905 25 25 0
1906 25 25 0
1907 31 31 0
1908 28 28 0
1909 47 47 0
1910 45 45 0
1911 58 58 0
1912 87 87 0
1913 116 116 0
1914 103 103 0
1915 171 171 0
1916 179 179 0
1917 182 182 0
1918 202 202 0
1919 171 171 0
1920 170 170 0
1921 190 190 0
1922 147 147 0
1923 155 155 0
1924 172 172 0
1925 151 151 0
1926 171 171 0
1927 195 195 0
1928 180 180 0
1929 179 179 0
1930 223 223 0
1931 244 244 0
1932 276 276 0
1933 293 293 0
1934 319 319 0
1935 486 486 0
1936 458 453 5
1937 494 494 0
1938 550 550 0
1939 622 622 0
1940 807 799 8
1941 753 753 0
1942 1,016 1,016 0
1943 955 955 0
1944 920 914 6
1945 1,080 1,080 0
1946 1,439 1,439 0
1947 1,553 1,553 0
1948 2,135 2,130 5
1949 3,060 3,050 10
1950 3,034 3,025 9
1951 3,566 3,561 5 #100 girl name
1952 4,272 4,262 10 #87 girl name
1953 4,591 4,581 10 #88 girl name
1954 4,933 4,927 6 #87 girl name
1955 5,521 5,509 12 #80 girl name
1956 5,927 5,915 12 #80 girl name
1957 6,244 6,225 19 #76 girl name
1958 6,937 6,918 19 #64 girl name
1959 7,324 7,309 15 #60 girl name
1960 6,732 6,717 15 #65 girl name
1961 6,700 6,678 22 #67 girl name
1962 6,354 6,331 23 #67 girl name
1963 6,186 6,174 12 #69 girl name
1964 6,627 6,615 12 #66 girl name
1965 5,665 5,647 18 #67 girl name
1966 4,828 4,816 12 #74 girl name
1967 4,776 4,758 18 #73 girl name
1968 4,559 4,550 9 #77 girl name
1969 4,307 4,297 10 #85 girl name
1970 4,146 4,133 13 #97 girl name
1971 3,693 3,680 13
1972 3,213 3,193 20 #100 girl name
1973 3,060 3,043 17 #96 girl name
1974 3,196 3,183 13 #93 girl name
1975 3,239 3,227 12 #92 girl name
1976 3,397 3,386 11 #83 girl name
1977 3,286 3,270 16 #86 girl name
1978 3,315 3,300 15 #92 girl name
1979 3,431 3,408 23 #89 girl name
1980 3,638 3,612 26 #85 girl name
1981 3,624 3,610 14 #89 girl name
1982 4,004 3,986 18 #75 girl name
1983 3,921 3,903 18 #74 girl name
1984 3,738 3,722 16 #76 girl name
1985 3,896 3,879 17 #71 girl name
1986 3,636 3,618 18 #76 girl name
1987 2,975 2,962 13 #93 girl name
1988 2,776 2,767 9
1989 2,573 2,561 12
1990 2,444 2,427 17
1991 2,389 2,380 9
1992 2,347 2,347 0
1993 2,184 2,177 7
1994 2,008 2,008 0
1995 2,190 2,184 6
1996 2,081 2,081 0
1997 2,224 2,224 0
1998 2,142 2,142 0
1999 2,037 2,037 0
2000 2,021 2,015 6
2001 1,986 1,980 6
2002 2,112 2,103 9
2003 1,915 1,910 5
2004 1,910 1,903 7
2005 2,039 2,033 6
2006 2,745 2,745 0
2007 2,423 2,423 0
2008 2,504 2,504 0
2009 2,317 2,317 0
2010 2,063 2,063 0
2011 1,954 1,954 0
2012 1,862 1,862 0
2013 1,872 1,872 0
2014 1,871 1,871 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Valerie? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252,619 babies born with the name Valerie in the United States. That's more than enough Valeries to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Valerie" was in 1959 with a total of 7,309 babies. (That's a lot of baby Valeries)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Valerie" ranks #72 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 14 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 3,566 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Valerie" mean? The list below shows the origins of Valerie as well as things modernly associated with the name Valerie such as celebrities named Valerie.

French

Origin and Meaning of Valerie

The name "Valerie" is of French origin, and it means "Strength". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli is an actress and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1974 to present. Valerie was born in 1960 as Valerie Anne Bertinelli in Wilmington, Delaware, United States.

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Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to present. Valerie was born in 1939 as Valerie Kathryn Harper in Suffern, New York, U.S.

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Valerie Leon

Valerie Leon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to present. Valerie was born in 1945 in Hampstead, London, England, UK.

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Valerie Perrine

Valerie Perrine is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Valerie was born in 1943 as Valerie Ritchie Perrine in Galveston, Texas, U.S.

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Valerie Zwikker

Valerie was born in 1972.

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Valerie Wyndham

Valerie Wyndham is a professional wrestler. Valerie was born in 1986 as Paige Nicole Mayo in Texas.

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Alternative Meanings

V is for valor, your strength.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Eirelav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lrveeai". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Valerie born Sep 10, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 700. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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