PRONOUNCED: və-LIR-ee-ən (English) [key]
Meaning & History
From the Roman cognomen Valerianus
, which was itself derived from the Roman name VALERIUS
. This was the name of a 3rd-century Roman emperor. Several saints
also had this name, including a 2nd-century martyr of Lyons.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Valerianus, Valerius (Ancient Roman), Valère (French), Valerio (Italian), Walerian, Walery (Polish), Valerio (Portuguese), Valeriu, Vali (Romanian), Valeri, Valeriy, Valery (Russian), Valerio (Spanish) |