Valkyrie Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Valkyrie
I got called Velcro in grades school. Growing up people called me Val. As an adult I have grown to hate that name because most people assume my name is Valerie (a name I have also grown to hate, just because I have to say "not Valerie, Valkyrie"). As an adult friends either call me by my full name, or Valk (which honestly I love), or V (Vee). My nieces call my Aunt VV.
- Meanings and history of the name Valkyrie
from the nordic lore, Valkyries rescued the heros fallen in battle and whishked them to Valhalla. It is pronounced normally as val-keer-ee but we pronounce it VAL-ker-ree, like Valerie with a K in the middle after the L.
Different poster: When I spell out my name phonetically (I do this a lot on name tags). I spell it Val-KUR-e'. I tell people like Val with a Curry after it.
The name Valkyrie has so many connections. If I meet someone and they have heard my name before they associate it with Wagner's "Ring cycle," or they are a Sci fan/Comic book fan.
Valkyrie is not a pronoun of one person but 6 goddesses that choice the most valiant soldiers from the battle field and took them up to the Valhalla (Nordic heaven).
Recently I learned that in Nordic myth the Northern lights are created by the flash of the Valkyries swords. (this explained to me why I have always been fascinated with the Northern lights.
It's a name of empowerment, a name of strength.
Means "chooser of the slain", derived from Old Norse valr "the slain" and kyrja "chooser".
- Famous real-life people named Valkyrie
- Valkyrie in song, story & screen
The Flight of the Valkyries. Once you know the melody you will hear it in commercials, movies, TV shows and more. It tends to be used as a build in action.
Tom Cruise did a movie called Project Valkyrie- which chronicled a failed assassination attempt of Hitler.
Honda has a motorcycle line called the Valkyrie.
There is a Valkyrie Disc for Frisbee golf.
Marvel has a comic book character named Valkyrie.
Google Valkyrie you will see the name is everywhere.