Valentina Name Meaning & Origin

Valentina

Pronunciation: va-lin-TEE-na (key)

Origin of the name Valentina:

Feminine form of Valentine, from the Latin Valentinus, which is derived from valens (strong, vigorous, powerful).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Valentina: | Edit

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).

Personal experiences with the name Valentina: | Edit

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

I met this belieber named Valentina at Justin Bieber's Believe Tour Concert and oh my gosh, she was so fun and we both are best friends now. -Megan Fox

Nicknames for Valentina: | Edit

Valley
Lena
Tina
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Vivi
Valla
Valentine
Valya
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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 (b. 2009), daughter of Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric
Valentina Lucic, daughter of NHL player Milan Lucic

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 Diaz (TV show), character on Devious Maids
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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