Valerie

Historically both a male and female name, Valerie comes from the Roman name Valerius and means “strong, valiant.” Good luck with your Valerie, whose strong will may earn her a scholarship or spot on the varsity team, but can also mean she’ll refuse to eat veggies for her entire childhood.

Nicknames:

Val.

Famous people named Valerie:

actress Valerie Bertinelli of One Day at a Time, who was once married to Eddie Van Halen; actress Valerie Harper, who famously played Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Fun fact:

Both feminine and masculine forms have derivatives in many European languages, and are especially common in Russian and other Eastern European languages.

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