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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Valentin

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Alt. Meaning

V is for valiant, the way you approach life!

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

T is for tender, loving nature.

I is for innovator, always improving

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Notable Persons Named Valentin

Marcel Proust was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Marcel was given the name Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust on July 10th, 1871 in Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy. He breathed his last breath on November 18th, 1922.

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Valentin Chmerkovskiy is a dancer and choreographer. Valentin was given the name Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy in Odessa.

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Valentin Adama Diomandé is a soccer player for the Hull City A.F.C., Vålerenga Fotball, Lyn Fotball, Skeid Fotball, IL Hødd, Strømsgodset IF, FC Dinamo Minsk, Stabæk Fotball, and Norway national football team. Valentin was born on February 14th, 1990 in Oslo, Norway.

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Valentin Serov was a noble. Valentin was born as the child of Alexander Serov and Valentina Serova (composer) on January 19th, 1865 in Saint Petersburg. He left this life on December 5th, 1911.

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Valentin Ceaușescu is a scientist in the field of nuclear physics. Valentin was born on February 17th, 1948 in Bucharest.

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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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Notable Persons With the Last Name Valentin

Barbara Valentin was an actress. Her career lasted from 1959 to 2001. Barbara was given the name Ursula Ledersteger on December 15th, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. Barbara is also known as Barbara Valentine. She left this life on February 22nd, 2002.

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Sylvia Bongo Ondimba is a First Lady of Gabon and List of First Ladies of Gabon. Sylvia was given the name Sylvia Valentin on March 11th, 1965.

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Lidia was born on February 10th, 1985 in Ponferrada.

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Dave Valentin is a jazz flutist and flute. He plays Flute and Latin percussion. He was most prominent from 1977 to present. Dave was born on April 29th, 1952 in New York City.

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Karl Valentin was a comedian, author, and film producer. Karl was given the name Valentin Ludwig Fey on June 4th, 1882 in Munich. He passed away on February 9th, 1948.

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John Valentin is a baseball player. John was born on February 18th, 1967 in Mineola, New York.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 8 0 8
1913 11 0 11
1914 12 0 12
1915 17 0 17
1916 6 0 6
1917 17 0 17
1918 16 0 16
1919 16 0 16
1920 18 0 18
1921 15 0 15
1922 21 0 21
1923 22 0 22
1924 28 0 28
1925 24 0 24
1926 33 0 33
1927 38 0 38
1928 28 0 28
1929 28 0 28
1930 30 0 30
1931 28 0 28
1932 31 0 31
1933 27 0 27
1934 46 0 46
1935 28 0 28
1936 30 0 30
1937 20 0 20
1938 31 0 31
1939 29 0 29
1940 27 0 27
1941 21 0 21
1942 34 0 34
1943 34 0 34
1944 17 0 17
1945 35 0 35
1946 28 0 28
1947 38 0 38
1948 36 0 36
1949 40 0 40
1950 61 0 61
1951 44 0 44
1952 36 0 36
1953 37 0 37
1954 49 0 49
1955 33 0 33
1956 47 0 47
1957 48 0 48
1958 51 0 51
1959 41 0 41
1960 44 0 44
1961 50 0 50
1962 43 0 43
1963 47 0 47
1964 56 0 56
1965 46 0 46
1966 48 0 48
1967 48 0 48
1968 50 0 50
1969 63 0 63
1970 60 0 60
1971 59 0 59
1972 56 0 56
1973 74 0 74
1974 64 0 64
1975 69 0 69
1976 87 0 87
1977 66 0 66
1978 64 0 64
1979 70 0 70
1980 95 0 95
1981 117 0 117
1982 85 0 85
1983 90 0 90
1984 95 0 95
1985 86 0 86
1986 83 0 83
1987 92 0 92
1988 85 0 85
1989 119 0 119
1990 131 0 131
1991 134 0 134
1992 117 0 117
1993 124 0 124
1994 153 0 153
1995 135 0 135
1996 146 0 146
1997 167 0 167
1998 141 0 141
1999 167 0 167
2000 159 0 159
2001 153 0 153
2002 149 0 149
2003 180 0 180
2004 163 0 163
2005 184 0 184
2006 212 0 212
2007 404 0 404
2008 380 0 380
2009 319 0 319
2010 273 0 273
2011 206 0 206
2012 231 0 231
2013 237 0 237
2014 212 0 212
2015 232 0 232
2016 270 0 270
2017 226 0 226

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Popularity of Valentin as a first name

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Popularity of Valentin as a last name

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Common last names for Valentin

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Martinez
  • Perez
  • Rivera
  • Sanchez
  • Diaz
  • Ramos
  • Torres
  • Ramirez
  • Flores
  • Alvarez
  • Cruz
  • Gutierrez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Valentin U.S.
  White 8.93% 64.26%
  African American 3.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 85.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Valentin

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

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Fun Facts about the name Valentin

  • How Popular is the name Valentin? Valentin is the 2,647th most popular name of all time. As a last name Valentin was the 1,868th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Valentin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,131 babies born with the first name Valentin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Valentin to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Valentin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Valentin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valentin is Friday, December 16th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Valentin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valentin was in 2007 with a total of 404 babies.
  • Random Valentin Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Valentin is not a popular baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Valentin: Your name in reverse order is Nitnelav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnveinat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Valentin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,211 people with the last name Valentin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Valentin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Valentin as their last name.

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