Valerian - Meaning of Valerian

What does Valerian mean?

[ 4 syll. va-le-rian, val-eri-an ] The baby boy name Valerian is pronounced as Vah-LIHR-iy-ahN in English †. Valerian is used chiefly in the German language and its origin is Latin. The name's meaning is healthy, strong. It is derived from the element 'valere' meaning be healthy, be strong. The first name is from the Roman nickname Valerianus (Latin), which is from the Roman family name Valerius. It was borne by the Roman Emperor Publius Licinius Valerianus (253-260), known also as Valerian, and by Saint Valerian (377-457), bishop of Abbenza. The name Valeriana (Spanish and Italian) is the female form of Valerian.

Valerian has 19 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Valeray, Valeri, Valerien, Valerik, Valerio, Valeriu, Valerius, Valeriy, Valero, Valery, Valerya, Valeryan, Vali, and Vallen.

Valere (French), Valeriano (Italian), Valerii (Russian), and Walerian (Polish) are foreign variants of Valerian. Another foreign variant is the diminutive form Valja (Russian).

See also the related categories, strong (strength), emperor (king), latin, healthy (powerful), roman, and german.

Valerian is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Valerian include the names the name Valerien and the name Valeryan.

† Pronunciation for Valerian: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

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