GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Валентина (Russian, Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: vah-len-TEE-nah (Italian), vah-lyen-TEE-nah (Russian), vah-leen-TEE-nah (Russian)   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)). A famous bearer was the Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (1937-), who in 1963 became the first woman to visit space.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Tina (Italian), Tina (Slovene), Tina (Macedonian)
MASCULINE FORMS: Tino, Valentino (Italian), Valentin (Russian), Tine, Tinek, Valentin (Slovene), Tin, Valent, Valentin (Croatian), Valentin (Macedonian), Valentin, Vali (Romanian), Valentín (Spanish), Valentinus (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Valentine (French), Walentyna (Polish), Valentína (Slovak), Valentyna (Ukrainian)
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