Valentin Name Meaning & Origin

Valentin

Pronunciation: vah-len-TEEN (key)

Origin of the name Valentin:

Derived from the Latin Valentīnus, a derivative of valens (to be healthy, to be strong). The name was borne by fifty-one saints, including the 3rd century Roman saint and martyr whose feast day, February 14, coincides with that of a pagan festival marking the beginning of spring.

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GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: French, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
OTHER SCRIPTS: Валентин (Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: VAH-len-teen (German), vah-lyen-TEEN (Russian), vah-leen-TEEN (Russian)
DIMINUTIVES: Vali (Romanian), Tine, Tinek (Slovene), Tin, Valent (Croatian)
FEMININE FORMS: Valentine (French), Valentina (Romanian), Valentina (Russian), Valentina (Slovene), Valentina (Croatian), Valentina (Macedonian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Valentinus (Ancient Roman), Balendin (Basque), Valentijn (Dutch), Valentine, Val (English), Bálint (Hungarian), Valentino, Tino (Italian), Walenty (Polish), Ualan (Scottish), Valentín (Slovak), Valentín (Spanish), Valentyn (Ukrainian), Folant (Welsh)
POPULARITY: #920 in the United States, #38 in Austria, #40 in France, #27 in Romania, #43 in Switzerland

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Nicknames for Valentin: | Edit

Val, Valen, Len

Vali (Romanian), Tine, Tinek (Slovene), Tin, Valent (Croatian)

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Form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE).

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Valentín Canalizo, Mexican President
Valentin Chmerkovskiy (b. 1986), professional ballroom dancer
Valentín Gómez Farías, Mexican President
Valentin Pimstein, Mexican telenovela producer
Valentin Trujillo, Mexican actor

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