Valerie

Valerie - A very unique female name



  Dec 08,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Valerie, meaning strength, health, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #572. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Valerie and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Valerie? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Valerie. The baby girl name Valerie was given to 1,819 baby girls in 2012, ranking #169 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 777 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Valerie peaked in popularity 60 years ago in 1959 on position 60.



Famous with this name

Valérie Donzelli
Valerie Cruz
Valerie Dillman


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Valerie is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Valerie is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #57 - and is the least popular in Missouri at position #583.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Valerie is where you live.


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Valerie origin and meaning

Valerie is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means strength, health. To see famous people named Valerie, pop culture references for the name Valerie and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Valerie

We've found the following names that sound similar to Valerie, sorted by popularity.

Valeria / Valarie / Valorie / Valery / Valeri / Vallerie / Vallery / Valrie / Valera / Vallorie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012169
2011158
2010149
2009138
2008136
2007144
2006128
2005167
2004181
2003172
2002156
2001165
2000166
1999159
1998148
1997142
1996154
1995149
1994159
1993144
1992136
1991135
1990129
1989117
1988103
198794
198676
198571
198476
198374
198275
198189
198085
197989
197892
197786
197683
197592
197493
197396
1972100
1971101
197097
196985
196877
196773
196674
196567
196466
196369
196267
196167
196065
195960
195864
195776
195680
195580
195487
195388
195287
1951100
1950114
1949109
1948135
1947184
1946182
1945189
1944220
1943215
1942204
1941234
1940215
1939255
1938276
1937283
1936292
1935277
1934364
1933397
1932407
1931432
1930474
1929513
1928520
1927499
1926558
1925565
1924568
1923604
1922592
1921510
1920557
1919534
1918491
1917481
1916460
1915483
1914587
1913472
1912575
1911617
1910572

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California57
Nevada85
Texas98
New Jersey121
Florida143
New York146
Illinois150
Arizona160
Massachusetts219
Minnesota220
Oregon221
Washington225
Connecticut255
North Carolina257
Maryland269
Colorado321
Ohio321
Oklahoma322
Indiana329
Pennsylvania341
Michigan349
Utah350
Georgia354
New Mexico356
Wisconsin366
Virginia375
Iowa387
Arkansas388
Tennessee397
Alabama454
Kansas467
Kentucky493
Louisiana528
South Carolina563
Missouri583

Even more about Valerie


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Valerie a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Valerie?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1959
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Valerie
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 777
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,819

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