[ 3 syll. va-le-ria, val-er-ia ] The baby girl name Valeria is pronounced Vaa-LEY-RYaa (Italian) or Baa-LEH-RYaa (Spanish) †. Valeria's language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in English, German, and Italian. The name Valeria means 'healthy, strong'. It is derived from the word valere which is of the meaning 'be healthy, be strong'. An old form of the name is Valeria (Latin). The name Valeria was borne by a celebrated Roman clan which remained prominent for a long period. It was also borne by the 1st-century Saint Valeria of Milan, who was martyred for burying Christian martyrs. The name was first adopted by English speakers as Valeria in the 17th century; in the late 19th century, the French form Valerie was more popular. Valeria is the feminine version of the German Valerius.
The name Valeria is widely used; it has 45 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of Valeria include Valarae, Valaree, Valari, Valaria, Valarie, Valary, Valerey, Valeri, Valeriane, Valerie (used in French and German as well), Valerine, Valery, Valerya, Valerye, Valette, Valleri, Vallerie, Vallery, Valli, Vallirie, Vally, Valoree, Valori, Valoria, Valorie, Valoris, Valrie, Valry, and Veleria. Other English variants include the contracted forms Val and Vallie, and the diminutives Lera (used in Russian as well), Valesca (used in Polish as well), and Valvoline.
Forms used in foreign languages include Lerka (Russian), Valeriana (Spanish), Valerija (Slavic), Valeriya (Russian), Valérie (French), Valka (Russian), Valya (Russian), Wala (Polish), and Waleria (Polish). The contracted form Walli (German), and the diminutive Valeska (German and Polish) are other foreign variants.
Valeria is a popular baby girl name. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1980s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2009, 0.203% of baby girls were named Valeria. It had a ranking of #72 then. In 2018, it ranked at #142 with a usage of 0.107%, and it was the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Valeria was 10% more popular than the 2nd ranked name, Valerie, in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Valeria include Valarie, Valera, Valeri, Valerie, Vallari, Valleri, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallirie, Valora, Valoree, Valori, Valorie, Balere, Ballari, Valaria, Valerija, Valeriya, Valery, and Valoria.
† Pronunciation for Valeria: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"