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Valerie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Strength
  • #289 All Time
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61k Valeria (Italian)
1k Vallerie (English)

How popular is the baby 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 222 222 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 752 752 0
1942 1,017 1,017 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 3,062 3,052 10
1950 3,036 3,027 9
1951 3,564 3,559 5 #100 girl name
1952 4,271 4,261 10 #87 girl name
1953 4,594 4,584 10 #88 girl name
1954 4,929 4,923 6 #87 girl name
1955 5,522 5,510 12 #80 girl name
1956 5,926 5,914 12 #80 girl name
1957 6,246 6,227 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 6,699 6,677 22 #67 girl name
1962 6,355 6,332 23 #67 girl name
1963 6,186 6,174 12 #69 girl name
1964 6,628 6,616 12 #66 girl name
1965 5,666 5,648 18 #67 girl name
1966 4,828 4,816 12 #74 girl name
1967 4,775 4,757 18 #73 girl name
1968 4,559 4,550 9 #77 girl name
1969 4,308 4,298 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 3,287 3,271 16 #86 girl name
1978 3,316 3,301 15 #92 girl name
1979 3,430 3,407 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 2,976 2,963 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 2,348 2,348 0
1993 2,184 2,177 7
1994 2,008 2,008 0
1995 2,189 2,183 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 2,022 2,016 6
2001 1,986 1,980 6
2002 2,113 2,104 9
2003 1,915 1,910 5
2004 1,911 1,904 7
2005 2,039 2,033 6
2006 2,747 2,747 0
2007 2,424 2,424 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 1,875 1,875 0
2014 1,877 1,877 0
2015 1,873 1,873 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Valerie baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 254,512 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 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Valerie" ranks #63 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 665 babies in California have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 1,911 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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Valerie

Valerie Amy Winehouse
Valerie June
Valerie Plame
Valerie Jackson
Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Song
Valerie Ervin
Valerie Strauss

Alternative Meanings

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

A is for able, for you surely are.

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Your name in reverse order is "Eirelav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Leevira". 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 May 2, 1979

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 France approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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