Valerie - Meaning of Valerie
[ 3 syll. va-le-rie, val-er-ie ] The baby girl name Valerie is pronounced as VAA-L-eriy- †. Valerie is primarily used in English, French, and German. Its language of origin is Latin. Valerie is a form of the English, German, and Italian name Valeria.
The contracted form Val (English), the familiar form Vallie (English), and the spelling variants Valari (English), Valarie (English), Valeri (English), Valery (English), Valleri (English), Vallerie (English), Vallery (English), Vallirie (English), Valoree (English), Valori (English), and Valorie (English) are forms of the name.
Valerie is a popular baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1950s; prior to that, it was of modest use only. At the peak of its usage in 1959, 0.351% of baby girls were named Valerie. It was #60 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a fall in frequency since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.097% and its ranking #156, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Valeria, out of all girl names in its family. In 2018, it was 10% more frequently used than Valerie.
Baby names that sound like Valerie include Valarie, Valera, Valeri, Valeria, Vallari, Valleri, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallirie, Valora, Valoree, Valori, Valorie, Valaria, Valerija, Valeriya, Valery, Valoria, Waleria, and Vlorë.
† Pronunciation for Valerie: V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Valerie:
Actress Valerie Harper, born 22 August 1940, Suffern, New York.
Politician Valerie Plame, born 1963, Anchorage, Alaska.