I never really considered this name because I knew a Valerie who wasn't very nice and I was reminded of her every time I thought of the name. I met a really sweet Valerie recently and she helped me to see it in a more neutral way, I guess. Now I think it could really grow on me. I still find it a tiny bit 60s/70s dated but it is still a name that has been used for a long time so it's also a classic to me.
Anyway, what do you think of Valerie? Dated? Do you think it will rise in popularity anytime soon? I know Valeria entered the top 100 for a short time a few years ago.