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From the Roman cognomen Valentinus which was itself from the name Valens meaning "strong, vigourous, healthy" in Latin. Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century martyr. His feast day was the same as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which resulted in the association between Valentine's day and love. As an English name, it has been used occasionally since the 12th century.
- Famous real-life people named Valentine
Val Doonican (born Michael Valentine Doonican)- Irish performer and singer
Valentine Brkich, Dad of Amber Mariano
Valentine Anthony Rolph (b. 2006), son of American actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub
- Valentine in song, story & screen
Valentine Morgenstern- the main antagonist in the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
Valentine Michael Smith- main character in Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Valentine Maxwell- Villainous younger brother of Jagger in the vampire series Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber