Valencia

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
70k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Valencia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Valencia

"Valencia" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Strength, health". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Va*len"ci*a
A kind of woven fabric for waistcoats, having the weft of wool and the warp of silk or cotton.

Etymology: Perhaps fr. Valence in France

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean ("Valencia is the third largest city in Spain")
  2. An industrial city in northern Venezuela
Wiktionary

From Spanish Valencia, from Latin Valentia.

  1. City and capital of the Valencian Community (Spain)
  2. Valencian Community
  3. City in northern Venezuela
  4. Sweet orange variety

Valencia was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Valencia

Valencia was born on November 10th, 1902. He died on July 22nd, 1952.

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Valencia was born on July 6th, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Valencia was born on December 16th, 1969 in Atlanta.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Valencia

Enner Valencia is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Club Sport Emelec, C.F. Pachuca, and Ecuador national football team. Enner was born on November 4th, 1989 in San Lorenzo, Ecuador. Enner is also known as Valencia Lastra and Enner Remberto.

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Antonio Valencia is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., Club Deportivo El Nacional, Villarreal CF, Recreativo de Huelva, Wigan Athletic F.C., Ecuador national under-20 football team, and Ecuador national football team. Antonio was born on August 4th, 1985 in Lago Agrio, Ecuador.

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Valentín Elizalde was a norteño (music), corrido, and banda (music) musician. Valentín was given the name Valentin Elizalde Valencia on February 1st, 1979 in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico. Valentín is also known as El Gallo De Oro. He passed away on November 25th, 2006.

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Danny Valencia is a baseball player for the Oakland Athletics. Danny was born on September 19th, 1984 in Miami.

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Robo is a horror punk, punk rock, heavy metal music, and hardcore punk musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present. Robo was given the name Julio Roberto Valverde Valencia in Cali, Colombia.

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Angie was born on May 25th, 1979.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 5 0
1921 7 7 0
1925 5 5 0
1926 18 18 0
1927 65 65 0
1928 22 22 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 12 12 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 13 13 0
1936 7 7 0
1938 7 7 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 10 10 0
1947 20 20 0
1948 19 19 0
1949 27 27 0
1950 47 47 0
1951 46 46 0
1952 49 49 0
1953 61 61 0
1954 82 82 0
1955 99 99 0
1956 150 150 0
1957 147 147 0
1958 183 183 0
1959 177 177 0
1960 166 166 0
1961 184 184 0
1962 194 194 0
1963 216 216 0
1964 219 219 0
1965 229 229 0
1966 216 216 0
1967 216 216 0
1968 184 184 0
1969 244 244 0
1970 261 261 0
1971 214 214 0
1972 186 186 0
1973 194 194 0
1974 158 158 0
1975 146 146 0
1976 149 149 0
1977 138 138 0
1978 141 141 0
1979 156 156 0
1980 167 167 0
1981 146 146 0
1982 150 150 0
1983 180 180 0
1984 180 180 0
1985 251 251 0
1986 209 209 0
1987 207 207 0
1988 221 216 5
1989 222 216 6
1990 242 242 0
1991 226 226 0
1992 215 215 0
1993 185 185 0
1994 192 192 0
1995 138 138 0
1996 137 137 0
1997 149 149 0
1998 128 128 0
1999 138 138 0
2000 127 127 0
2001 130 130 0
2002 126 126 0
2003 121 121 0
2004 106 106 0
2005 107 107 0
2006 126 126 0
2007 116 116 0
2008 113 113 0
2009 108 108 0
2010 101 101 0
2011 116 116 0
2012 92 92 0
2013 91 91 0
2014 94 94 0
2015 105 105 0
2016 113 113 0
2017 128 128 0

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Popularity of Valencia as a first name

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Popularity of Valencia as a last name

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Common last names for Valencia

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Valencia U.S.
  White 5.32% 64.26%
  African American 0.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 89.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Valencia

People with the last name Valencia are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Valencia

  • What name lists does Valencia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Valencia? Valencia is the 2,362nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Valencia was the 475th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Valencia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,911 babies born with the first name Valencia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Valencia to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Valencia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Valencia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valencia is Sunday, November 30th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Valencia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valencia was in 1970 with a total of 261 babies.
  • Random Valencia Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Valencia is not a popular baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Valencia: Your name in reverse order is Aicnelav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aevnlaci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Valencia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 70,000 people with the last name Valencia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Valencia? Valencia was ranked as the 475th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.