Laureline Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Linda:
Of various derivations, Linda is formed from the Spanish linda (beautiful, pretty). It is also a short form of any of the Germanic compound names containing the element lind (tender, soft, weak). Alternatively, Linda is used as a short form of Belinda, which is a name of uncertain origin.
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Laureline (German: Veronique; Danish, Norwegian & Swedish: Linda) is a peasant girl from 11th century France. In the debut adventure, Bad Dreams,3 she rescues Valérian from the enchanted Forest of Arelaune. When she accidentally discovers Valérian is a time-traveller, he is forced to bring her back with him to Galaxity where she is trained as a Spatio-Temporal Agent and assigned as his partner.
In the early stories Laureline generally sits in the background while Valérian saves the day in whatever situation the pair have found themselves in, but her position changes as the series develops. World Without Stars, in which the two characters are separated for most of the adventure, allows Laureline to step out from under Valérian's shadow for the first time and she proves to be more than an equal to Valérian in ensuring that their mission succeeds.10
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The name was created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. First published in Pilote magazine in 1967
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