Valeska Name Meaning & Origin
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Germanized Slavic (Vuh-less-kuh)
- Personal experiences with the name Valeska
My daughter, Valeska, is almost four now. My family hated the name at first, but I heard it years ago in television movie about Napoleon and then saw it again when looking for names for my baby. I've always loved it and everyone around me now loves it as they see there's no other name that fits our daughter. She's beautiful, ingelligent, funny, loving and kind which is all the things I thought Valeska fit into. We've gotten so many compliments of her name over the years there's no way the nay sayers in the family could say they still don't like it. People come out of the woodwork it seems to find out more about her name and how I chose it which I also picked because my great great grandmother was from Slovakia and came here to Ellis Island from there. It's beautiful and unique just like my little girl.
- Nicknames for Valeska
Leska, Valesk, and Val.
- Meanings and history of the name Valeska
A German name most likely of Slavic origin, appearing in formerly Slavic families in Silesia. The popularity of the name recently and in Latin America most likely comes from Maria Walewska (pronounced "Valefska"), the lover of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sometimes incorrectly considered a pet form of Vladislava, but this use is very uncommon.
- Famous real-life people named Valeska
Valeska Surratt (1882-1962), American stage and silent film actress
Valeska von Gallwitz (1833–1888), German writer
Valeska Gert (1892–c. 1978), German dancer and cabaret artist
Valeska Menezes (born 1976), Brazilian volleyball player
Valeska Röver (1849–1931), German painter
Valeska Saab (born 1984), Ecuadorian politician, charity worker, model and beauty pageant titleholder
Valeska Steiner (born 1986), Swiss singer and member of the duo Boy
Valeska Stock (1887–1966), German actress
- Valeska in song, story & screen