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7k
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since 1880
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674
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Val

"Val" is a name of English origin, and it means "Short form of Valentine or Valerie". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Notable Persons Named Val

Val Kilmer is an actor. He was most active from 1977 to present. Val was born on December 31st, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Val Valentino is a magic (illusion) and illusionist. Val was born on June 14th, 1956 in Los Angeles. Val is also known as Masked Magician and Mr M..

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Val Venis is a wrestler. Val was born on March 6th, 1971 in Oakville, Ontario.

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Val McDermid is a crime fiction writer. Val was born on June 4th, 1955 in Kirkcaldy.

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Val Plumwood was a philosopher and environmentalist. Val was given the name Val Morell on August 11th, 1939 in nr. Sydney, Australia. Val is also known as Val Routley. She breathed her last breath on February 29th, 2008.

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Val Demings is a police officer. Val was given the name Valdez Venita Butler in 1957.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Val

SoCal Val is a wrestler. SoCal was born on March 27th, 1986 in Texas.

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Claude Du Val was a servant and highwayman. Claude was born in 1643 in Domfront, Orne. Claude is also known as Claude Duvall. He passed away on January 21st, 1670.

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Rafael Merry del Val was a cardinal. Rafael was born on October 10th, 1865. He breathed his last breath on February 26th, 1930.

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Philippe Val is a journalist, comedian, singer, and singing. Philippe was born on September 14th, 1952 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

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Jean Del Val was an actor. He was most prominent from 1917 to 1973. Jean was born on November 17th, 1891 in France. Jean is also known as Jean Gauthier and Jean Gautier. He passed away on March 13th, 1975.

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Joe Val was a bluegrass music musician. He plays Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo. Joe was given the name Joseph Valiante on June 26th, 1926 in Everett, Massachusetts, United States. He died on June 11th, 1985.

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How popular is the baby name Val in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1890 6 0 6
1897 8 0 8
1898 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1902 9 0 9
1903 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1906 7 0 7
1907 10 0 10
1908 16 9 7
1909 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1911 10 5 5
1912 27 5 22
1913 30 6 24
1914 24 6 18
1915 42 14 28
1916 40 5 35
1917 48 11 37
1918 40 6 34
1919 39 11 28
1920 52 15 37
1921 41 9 32
1922 45 8 37
1923 72 11 61
1924 46 9 37
1925 54 14 40
1926 50 11 39
1927 59 7 52
1928 62 5 57
1929 66 22 44
1930 76 11 65
1931 72 16 56
1932 91 22 69
1933 85 18 67
1934 70 7 63
1935 91 14 77
1936 100 25 75
1937 91 20 71
1938 97 19 78
1939 95 15 80
1940 103 19 84
1941 81 8 73
1942 129 26 103
1943 87 16 71
1944 103 16 87
1945 92 21 71
1946 124 19 105
1947 140 24 116
1948 153 24 129
1949 157 25 132
1950 174 36 138
1951 177 39 138
1952 226 48 178
1953 215 59 156
1954 217 69 148
1955 223 73 150
1956 253 85 168
1957 232 91 141
1958 238 110 128
1959 224 93 131
1960 197 75 122
1961 184 96 88
1962 161 59 102
1963 157 59 98
1964 114 37 77
1965 98 24 74
1966 83 19 64
1967 84 16 68
1968 65 17 48
1969 75 13 62
1970 69 11 58
1971 63 11 52
1972 53 12 41
1973 50 9 41
1974 36 0 36
1975 27 0 27
1976 21 5 16
1977 36 0 36
1978 21 0 21
1979 28 0 28
1980 29 6 23
1981 26 0 26
1982 14 0 14
1983 9 0 9
1984 15 0 15
1985 21 5 16
1986 14 0 14
1987 9 0 9
1988 7 0 7
1989 14 0 14
1990 16 0 16
1991 14 0 14
1992 13 0 13
1993 11 0 11
1994 16 0 16
1995 9 0 9
1996 14 0 14
1997 17 0 17
1998 27 0 27
1999 14 0 14
2000 21 0 21
2001 12 0 12
2002 14 0 14
2003 13 0 13
2004 12 0 12
2005 13 0 13
2006 11 0 11
2007 8 0 8
2008 6 0 6
2009 9 0 9
2010 8 0 8
2011 8 0 8
2012 7 0 7
2014 9 0 9
2015 12 0 12
2016 6 0 6
2017 12 0 12

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Popularity of Val as a first name

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Popularity of Val as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Val U.S.
  White 24.78% 64.26%
  African American 38.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 30.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Val

People with the last name Val are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Val

  • How Popular is the name Val? Val is the 3,034th most popular name of all time. As a last name Val was the 33,772nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Val have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,280 babies born with the first name Val in the United States. That's more than enough people named Val to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Val? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Val first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Val is Tuesday, August 5th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Val born? The highest recorded use of the first name Val was in 1952 with a total of 178 babies.
  • Random Val Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Val ranks 97th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 14 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Val: Your name in reverse order is Lav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Val? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 674 people with the last name Val.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Val? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Val as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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