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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Valery

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Valery is of English origin and means "The best".
  • A submission from Virginia, United States says the name Valery means "God name" and is of French origin.
  • According to a user from Minnesota, United States, the name Valery is of Latin origin and means "Brave".

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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Valery

Valery Mikhailovich Sablin is a military person. His military service ended in 1975.

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Valéry Giscard d'Estaing is a President of Union for French Democracy, President of the Regional Council of Auvergne, Secretary of State for Finances, President of the French Republic, Co-Prince of Andorra, President ofUnion for French Democracy, President of the Regional CouncilofAuv. Valéry was born on February 2nd, 1926 in Koblenz.

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Valery was born on May 30th, 1994 in Moscow. Valery is also known as Kaufman and Valeriya.

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Valery Fabrikant is a murderer. Valery was given the name Valery I. Fabrikant () on January 28th, 1940 in Minsk.

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Valery Bolotov is a 1st Head of the Lugansk People's Republic. Valery was born on February 13th, 1970 in Taganrog.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Valery

François Valéry is a musician. He was most prominent from 1973 to present. François was given the name Jean-Louis Mougeot on August 4th, 1954.

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Grace Valery is a musician. She has been prominent since 2010. Grace was born on January 1st, 1992 in Moscow.

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Patrick Valéry is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, Toulouse FC, SC Bastia, Blackburn Rovers F.C., and Aris Thessaloniki F.C. Patrick was born on July 3rd, 1969 in Brignoles.

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Sacha Valery is a soccer player.

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Thibault Valéry is a soccer player.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 6 0 6
1920 6 6 0
1922 6 6 0
1923 5 5 0
1925 5 5 0
1927 8 8 0
1929 5 5 0
1930 6 6 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 12 7 5
1933 12 6 6
1935 5 5 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 13 7 6
1940 5 5 0
1941 9 9 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 12 12 0
1948 23 18 5
1949 27 27 0
1950 28 23 5
1951 29 29 0
1952 37 37 0
1953 36 31 5
1954 30 30 0
1955 48 42 6
1956 56 50 6
1957 48 41 7
1958 56 56 0
1959 52 52 0
1960 49 49 0
1961 50 50 0
1962 43 38 5
1963 34 34 0
1964 50 50 0
1965 44 44 0
1966 40 40 0
1967 45 45 0
1968 41 41 0
1969 44 44 0
1970 36 36 0
1971 34 34 0
1972 28 28 0
1973 27 27 0
1974 22 22 0
1975 34 34 0
1976 30 30 0
1977 33 25 8
1978 19 19 0
1979 23 23 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 32 32 0
1982 40 33 7
1983 40 35 5
1984 39 34 5
1985 24 24 0
1986 26 26 0
1987 28 28 0
1988 30 25 5
1989 28 28 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 38 38 0
1992 55 55 0
1993 50 50 0
1994 58 58 0
1995 63 63 0
1996 60 60 0
1997 67 67 0
1998 82 82 0
1999 108 108 0
2000 115 115 0
2001 126 126 0
2002 136 136 0
2003 144 144 0
2004 175 175 0
2005 251 251 0
2006 395 395 0
2007 343 343 0
2008 312 312 0
2009 266 266 0
2010 243 243 0
2011 223 223 0
2012 207 207 0
2013 232 232 0
2014 191 191 0
2015 205 205 0
2016 246 241 5
2017 234 234 0

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Popularity of Valery as a first name

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Popularity of Valery as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Valery U.S.
  White 41.75% 64.26%
  African American 44.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Valery

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

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Fun Facts about the name Valery

  • How Popular is the name Valery? Valery is the 3,271st most popular name of all time. As a last name Valery was the 50,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Valery have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,346 babies born with the first name Valery in the United States. That's more than enough people named Valery 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 Valery? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Valery first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valery is Friday, July 27th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Valery born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valery was in 2006 with a total of 395 babies.
  • Random Valery Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Valery is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Valery: Your name in reverse order is Yrelav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leryav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Valery? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 412 people with the last name Valery.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Valery? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Valery as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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