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253k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Valerie

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1884880
1887770
1888550
188912120
189012120
189112120
189211110
189310100
189417170
189519190
189611110
189716160
189821210
189912120
190021210
190119190
190219190
190317170
190427270
190525250
190625250
190731310
190828280
190947470
191045450
191158580
191287870
19131161160
19141031030
19151711710
19161791790
19171821820
19182022020
19191711710
19201701700
19211901900
19221471470
19231551550
19241721720
19251511510
19261711710
19271951950
19281801800
19291791790
19302232230
19312442440
19322762760
19332932930
19343193190
19354864860
19364584535
19374944940
19385505500
19396226220
19408077998
19417537530
19421,0161,0160
19439559550
19449209146
19451,0801,0800
19461,4391,4390
19471,5531,5530
19482,1352,1305
19493,0603,05010
19503,0343,0259
19513,5663,5615#100 girl name
19524,2724,26210#87 girl name
19534,5914,58110#88 girl name
19544,9334,9276#87 girl name
19555,5215,50912#80 girl name
19565,9275,91512#80 girl name
19576,2446,22519#76 girl name
19586,9376,91819#64 girl name
19597,3247,30915#60 girl name
19606,7326,71715#65 girl name
19616,7006,67822#67 girl name
19626,3546,33123#67 girl name
19636,1866,17412#69 girl name
19646,6276,61512#66 girl name
19655,6655,64718#67 girl name
19664,8284,81612#74 girl name
19674,7764,75818#73 girl name
19684,5594,5509#77 girl name
19694,3074,29710#85 girl name
19704,1464,13313#97 girl name
19713,6933,68013
19723,2133,19320#100 girl name
19733,0603,04317#96 girl name
19743,1963,18313#93 girl name
19753,2393,22712#92 girl name
19763,3973,38611#83 girl name
19773,2863,27016#86 girl name
19783,3153,30015#92 girl name
19793,4313,40823#89 girl name
19803,6383,61226#85 girl name
19813,6243,61014#89 girl name
19824,0043,98618#75 girl name
19833,9213,90318#74 girl name
19843,7383,72216#76 girl name
19853,8963,87917#71 girl name
19863,6363,61818#76 girl name
19872,9752,96213#93 girl name
19882,7762,7679
19892,5732,56112
19902,4442,42717
19912,3892,3809
19922,3472,3470
19932,1842,1777
19942,0082,0080
19952,1902,1846
19962,0812,0810
19972,2242,2240
19982,1422,1420
19992,0372,0370
20002,0212,0156
20011,9861,9806
20022,1122,1039
20031,9151,9105
20041,9101,9037
20052,0392,0336
20062,7452,7450
20072,4232,4230
20082,5042,5040
20092,3172,3170
20102,0632,0630
20111,9541,9540
20121,8621,8620
20131,8721,8720
20141,8711,8710

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 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Valerie" ranks #61 in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 47 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 4,307 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 volunteer, your giving side.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Your name in reverse order is "Eirelav". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lievera". 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 Jan 18, 1966

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 USA South-West approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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