Valentina: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Valentina | Girls
Origin of the name Valentina:
Feminine form of Valentine, from the Latin Valentinus, which is derived from valens (strong, vigorous, powerful).
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More exotic and artistic ballerina-type successor to Valerie; a pretty, recommended choice. Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek named her daughter Valentina. It shot up 62 places to #203 in the past year alone!
Name very sweet, and romantic
Valentina \v(a)-lenti-na, val(en)-tina\ as a girl's name is pronounced val-en-TEE-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valentina is "strong, healthy". Feminine form of Valentine, a saint's name. Valerie is from the same root; Valentia was the earliest form. The custom of sending cards to sweethearts on Valentine's Day came from an ancient belief that birds began pairing on February 14, the feast day of Saint Valentine (third century).
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I met the cutest little girl named Valentina. She was four years old. It was the sweetest name and I love it now!
Some friends of ours had a little girl on Valentine's Day and they named her Valen Marie
- Nicknames for Valentina: | Edit
Valen, Valya, Tina, Val, Vale, Valla (VAH-luh), Teena, Teina, Tena, Tina, Val, Vale, Valeda, Valen, Valena, Valencia, Valene, Valensia, Valenteen, Valentia, Valenzia, Valera, Valida, Valina, Valja, Vallatina, Valli, Vallie, Vally, Valyn, Velora
- Meanings and history of the name Valentina: | Edit
Latin, Feminine variation of Valentine, "healthy, strong"
Valentina's International Variations
Valentijne (Dutch) Valentine (French) Bálintka (Hungarian) Walentyna (Polish) Valya (Russian) Valeska (Slavic)
- Famous real-life people named Valentina: | Edit
Valentina Tereschkova, Soviet cosmonaut; first woman in space
Valentina Leyva, singer
Valentina Cortese, Italian film actress
Valentina Lisitsa, American pianist
Valentina Yegorova, Russian long-distance runner
Valentina Paloma Pinault, daughter of François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek
Valentina Lima Jaric, daughter of Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric
- Valentina in song, story & screen: | Edit
Valentina, sung by Andres Calamaro
Natalya Rudakova as Valentina Vasilev in Transporter 3
Valentine, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Valentina (fashion designer), Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee, Russian fashion designer
Elizabeth Miklosi aka Valentina, American professional wrestler
Valentina (comic book), an Italian comic book by Guido Crepax
Valentina (film), a 1950 Argentine film
Valentina (sauce), a Mexican hot sauce
Valentina (Darna), a supervillain in the Filipino comic book Darna
Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, fictional espionage agent in the Marvel Comics universe
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Global Popularity of the Name Valentina
- #2 in Argentina (Buenos Aires)
- #6 in Chile
- #18 in Italy
- #27 in Austria
- #69 in Slovenia
- #265 in United States
- #304 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #335 in Canada (Quebec)
- #425 in Canada (Alberta)