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Variant spellings include Valery, Valarie, Vallary, Vallery, Vallory, Vallerie, Vallorie, Vallarie, Vallari, Valleri, Vallori, Valeri, Valary.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2005
This used to be a male name, but it was spelled 'Valrie'. My great-grandfather was named this, but since my family is of Cajun French origin, 'Valrie' might just be another spelling of 'Valerie' in French.
echo_of_the_past  7/26/2005
I spell my name with the A rather than the E (Valarie) and personally do not like the E spelling. I think it looks very masculine and rough. The A softens the name.
pregodego2  11/26/2005
I think that by spelling it Valerie it still seems feminine and is spelled the way you say it also. I prefer the spelling Valerie more than some of the other versions that are less common and are not as recognized universally. Still, others prefer to have the name stand out and be different than the usual ways of spelling.
PinkPrincess  11/30/2005
A famous bearer of this name is actress Valerie Perrine (born Valerie Ritchie Perrine on September 3, 1943). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Honey Bruce in the 1974 movie "Lenny".
AndrewJKD  12/19/2005
Valerie was the name of the character that sort of replaced Brenda on Beverly Hills 90210, played by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
My name is spelled with an e, not an a, and I am glad. I think, though, personal preference is due to what you are used to, because I personally don't like the 'a' spelling, and think that it makes the name look hard and less feminine. I think the 'e' makes it look like it sounds val-er-ie, not val-are-ie.
vallveeta82  12/22/2005
Valancy is an interesting variant with the same meaning, coined (so far as I know) by Zenna Henderson, author of 'Ingathering', a scifi novel. Pronounced Val-ann-see or Vale-aunt-see.
Yahalome  1/2/2006
I believe the name Valancy was first used by L. M. Montgomery in her 1926 novel 'The Blue Castle.' In this novel the protagonist is woman named Valancy Jane Stirling.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2006
My name is Valerie. I work with Spanish speakers and they pronounce it ValeriA. In Spanish the feminine in language ends in the letter A. I love that pronunciation but I would not like it spelled that way because then you always have to correct people on the spelling. Ending in an E is the most common way to spell it in the USA.
tweets  2/13/2006
Used in movie "V for Vendetta" as the name of the lesbian woman for whom V remembers in his vendetta.
Eirena  3/26/2006
I don't like this name, and not because I'm biased because I have a best friend with this name (sshh! she doesn't know!) This is probably because I don't usually like names ending with an 'e' sound. I lean more towards names ending with an 'a'.
JMagickPrincess  4/13/2006
Valerie is my twin sister's name. My husband and I love it. All girls that I know with that name are so cute. We want to name one of our kids Valerie.
cwalker4  9/13/2006
I know a girl named Valerie Anne L_____. Her initials spell VAL, which is what people call her! I think it's funny.
xKatiex  9/25/2006
There's a Reel Big Fish song called Valerie with the line "Valerie, you make me wish I was dead."
heresthereasonwhy  10/16/2006
Valerie Grey is a character from Danny Phantom, an animated program on Nickelodeon. She's a ghost hunter and has a crush on the main character (but she has no idea he's the ghost she has a vendetta against.) It's confusing.
patchworkgirl  10/28/2006
Reminds me of celery, don't know why.
bellaboo  11/17/2006
I am from Poland and my name is Waleria. (val-er-"E"-uh) I love my name because it means strong, which I try to be. Another Polish spelling is Walerya.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2006
My name is Valerie and I say my name just the way that I spell it. Plus, in German, the pet name for Valerie is "Vali".
v a l e r i e  12/20/2006
I don't really like this name, but I love the suggested nickname Vali. It's cute.
scarletquillraven  2/19/2007
This is my least favorite name for a girl. It's all stuffy and old lady sounding. Plus I have known a few Valeries over the years and they were all absolutely horrendous. The person I dislike most in the world is named Valerie; if you knew her, you wouldn't like the name either!
VeryGorgeous  3/13/2007
My middle name is Valerie. I don't necessarily like the name all that much, but it's a pretty good middle name.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2007
Marie Valerie was the Archduchess of Austria and the only child her mother, Empress Elizabeth "Sissi" of Austria-Hungary was attached to.
audreyhubley  6/1/2007
This is my name. I have never liked it. I really hate being called Val. My relatives refuse to spell it anywhere close to correctly. I just have had a weird vibe from this name, and it is so strange to hear a young chid being called Valerie. I agree that it sounds like an old lady name. I have a friend who calls me Valveeta. I adore her, so it's okay.
sprynk  6/2/2007
Valerie is the first name of a rather unusual teacher in Joanna Cole's Magic School Bus series. She's known for her frizzy red hair, crazy outfits, and field trips that tend to be out of this world (sometimes quite literally!). She's known much more commonly as Ms. Frizzle or "the Friz."
Atarah Derek  8/17/2007
There is an obscure Zutons song called Valerie about, you guessed it, a girl named Valerie. The song has recently become more popular due to a remix by Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2007
There's a much famous song by Steve Winwood named Valerie. It is beautiful and has one of the catchiest chorus I've ever heard: Valerieeeeeeeee call on me / call on meeeee Valerieeeee/ Valerieeee come and see me/ I'm the same boy I used to be

This is a fabulous song and it surprises me nobody came up with this before.
maria_martillo  10/27/2007
Valerie is a very feminine and beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2007
I like this spelling much better than
and Vallarie.
Patricia Underwood  2/6/2008
I don't like this name, although it's the name of a good friend of mine (oops I hope she doesn't read this.) I think it's because to me it sounds very old fashioned - I could imagine a grandma being called this, not a little girl.
acertainromance  2/17/2008
I love this name! It has a great sound and just sounds neat.
jj21jj  3/11/2008
The name makess me think of ditzy, superficial women. I don't find the name very pretty either.
slight night shiver  5/11/2008
This is my uncle's legal name, lol. Poor Val. Other than him, this name rather bores me.
not_another_Jessica  11/18/2008
It's cute and it sounds sweet. :) I like it.
Makenna14  4/30/2009
Valerie Solanas, who shot Andy Warhol.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  5/26/2009
My name is Valerie. As a child I didn't like the name, but what kid does like their name? Now I commonly go by Val. I had to laugh at the celery comment because a few kids who couldn't say my name called me that. Go figure. I love the meaning behind the name and I kind of like something different. Pet names (Mostly unwanted!): Val Pal, Val Gal, Valifornia, Valley Girl, Valerian, Valeria, Valerie-Valerah-Valerrah-ha-ha-ha, Vallerina.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2009
The Monkees sing about a girl named "Valleri," a variation of this name.
sea7968  7/8/2009
There is a nurse named Valerie played by Whoopi Goldberg in 'Girl, Interrupted'.
Mania  8/2/2009
It's the English equivalent of a common Italian name so it's used by Italian-Americans a lot. Like Anthony. I have an aunt with this name.
Aureliano  3/2/2010
Valerie Russell, the main character in Holly Black's urban fantasy novel "Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie".
CanadianChibi  5/5/2010
I have always found this name to be classy and sophisticated; the name of a girl who is smart, popular, friendly, and just a bit mischievous. It's a very good choice for a daughter. Not perfect, of course, but what name is?
Black_X  5/9/2010
Valerie Bertinelli - American actress well-known for her role as Barbara Cooper in the 1970's Day By Day. Now known as a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weightloss system. She was also formerly married to Eddie VanHalen, of the band VanHalen.
Jamesina  6/8/2010
Valerie Poxleitner real name of... LIGHTS!
sailormars  8/23/2010
Valerie is used in Germany too. If there is no accent on the first 'e' it is usually pronounced VAH-le-ree here. [noted -ed]
JHK  9/13/2010
Not that it matters, but it rhymes with calorie. It's just very unpleasant sounding.
Liesl  10/4/2010
In respects to the late Amy Winehouse, she had a song called "Valerie". It was one of my favorites by her.
Dragon_Clarinet  7/28/2011
I think the name Valerie is feminine, elegant, yet strong. Not too popular, yet not too scarce. As a nickname, Val is not bad (though the full name is better, as is usually the case). As another person here said, "No name is perfect."
linden-tree-murmur  3/28/2012
My name is Valerie Nicole. My grandmother's name was Valeria which I think is a much nicer spelling. Maybe it's just me but I've always hated this name as it was originally a male name. Please be nice to your children and stick to conventional names. What I wouldn't give to have a pretty name like Kate or Katherine. I also despise the nickname associated with this name. It's taken me over twenty years but I have almost rid myself of Val. I love Val Kilmer but as he is a male, I hate being called the same nickname. I combined my first and middle names for a prettier nickname: Vani (rhymes with Bonnie) Please be nice to your children people don't give your girls a male name or vise versa!
Vani Joy  7/27/2012
Valerie is Carol Kane's character in the Princess Bride. She is Miracle Max's wife.
AnastasiaE  9/27/2012
Twins: Valerie (maybe diff spelling) and Victoria!
SEC908  10/6/2012
I love this name, it's so pretty! And I agree with the comment above, Valerie and Victoria would make good names for twins, or Vivian, or Vera. All are beautiful names :)
Oohvintage  1/19/2013
Okay, so the name is growing on me somewhat. I still prefer Valeria which has a softer sound. I'm finally getting people to call me Vani (rhymes with Bonnie) though a lot of people call me Van (like the vehicle) with an 'e' tacked onto the end. Something that helped me to accept my name, finally, is the meaning. Valerie can mean Strong or Of Determined Purpose. Combined with Nicole, same as Nicolas - Victory of the people, it means that I am Strong and Victorious, a meaning to which I'm trying to aspire. That's the reason I chose Vani; Va for Valerie and Ni for Nicole. It's a long slow progress, but I'm starting to appreciate the names my mother gave me. Please do your children a favor and name them something that has a good meaning. Even if they don't appreciate their names at first, they might start to do so when they're older. When I was younger, my father called me Vally because I was kind of a Valley girl, though I'm not from California :-)
Vani Joy  7/1/2013
I don't think of old women when I hear this name. It makes me think of a beautiful little girl, then a pretty middle aged woman. I have no idea why people thinks that this is a bad name. Really, there are A LOT of ABNORMAL people on this site.
MeinNameIstMelissa  9/7/2013
Valerie is the sixth Gym Leader in Pokemon X and Y. She uses the new Fairy type.
Buneary  10/26/2013
Valerie is my name and I have always loved it, and people have always told me that my name is beautiful or lovely, so I've always loved it. Also, my friends call me V or Val (cause my initials are VAL: Valerie Ann L.). I agree, this name does sound very traditional and old fashioned but I love that about it, and it's a very unique name, unlike like Anna or Allison. Oh and I have never pictured old ladies as Valerie's, it just seems like an ageless name to me.
valerie_ann  4/26/2014
Valerie (her surname is either Brown or Smith) is a character who appears in the Archie comics and in the Josie and the Pussycats comics where she performs back-up vocals for the rock band.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2014
I think the name Valerie is amazing and magical and just gives someone a note of elegance. This is my favourite way of spelling it as well. It is a name that suits everyone and every age and doesn't make people sound old or anything. I marvel at the name and how unique it is. Even the shortened version Val sounds lush. I have met a few people called Valerie/Val and they are both very nice. It isn't someone's name that makes then horrible but their personality, so please do NOT judge people on their name.
ElspethVicky72  7/15/2014
My name is Valerie. Not always liked the name- when I was a teenager I hated the name. But now I am older I like it much better. When I was about 12 my mother told me a story that her and my father had a argument about my name when I was born. My father wanted to call me Ruth. She won and my aunt was called Valerie, she hoped it would be a name I passed on to my baby girl when she was born. I never gave my daughter that name- she did not look like a Valerie to me. She was a little upset, but she got over it.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
As I've grown a bit older, I started loving my middle name Valerie a lot. I find it to be a really pretty, sweet - sounding name and I think it fits nicely with my first name, Sarah. These days, I'm almost always pairing my first and middle name together when using my real name online, and if not, I'm using only Valerie. Even with school work or just writing my name down, It's always Sarah V.
valtics  7/18/2015
I love the name Valerie so much! It's really pretty and cute. :3 This name always reminds me of the late Amy Winehouse's amazing cover song.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2015
Lovely name indeed! It reminds me of 'Valentine's day'. I don't think it's old. I first heard this name in a video called 'Magic School Bus'. There is a teacher named Ms. Frizzle! Her full name is Valerie Frizzle. Haha :D.
Lilybellflower  9/23/2015
My name is Valerie :) Honestly, I love it ^^ I get many compliments about it❤️.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2015
I think it's adorable, and I always picture a Valerie as being a sassy joker and a dependable friend. I definitely encourage choosing this for a daughter.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I was born in 1960 as Valerie Anne. I've always loved my name. I love the spelling, the sound, and the uniqueness of Valerie. I was always the only girl in my class with this name, I could make my V's like bird wings or curly or over exaggerate the wonderful letter V. I was blessed, on the downfall I do not like to be called Val and about the only ones who call me that are my nieces and nephews... Aunt Val or Tia Val does not sound bad at all. I have had friends with granddaughter's named Valerie or in Spanish Baleria. Which sometimes I get called at work by my Hispanic friends.
Valgalpal  5/11/2016
My name is Valerie. I love my name so much. Although where I come from (a very foreign place) it takes a while to learn how to pronounce it, it gives me pleasure to see them try. My friends all love me and I am very popular (so they say) and little children love me. I do well in school and best of all, people usually make poems with my name. I think Valerie is a wonderful name that takes a true lover of the name to really appreciate it. I love my name. It sounds so sweet and posh. And fellow Valerie's who HATE your name, try to look at the meaning of the name, not the origin or related male's name Valery (my cousin's name).
computergeniusval  6/16/2016
I was born in 1952, and named Valerie Ann after my mother's two best girlfriends. I have always disliked the name, but I really hated Val. I always write my name as Valerie, and if asked what I prefer to be called, I say Valerie. When my daughter had her daughter, she wanted to name her Valerie after me. While it was a real honour, I just couldn't have another girl going through life disliking her name so I convinced her to make it her middle name. My now 10 year old granddaughter, Claudia Valerie just loves her name Valerie. It really does come down to personal preference. :)
― Anonymous User  8/15/2016
The song by Amy Winehouse makes me love this name so much more :)
akg1ltmr  10/1/2016
June Carter Cash's first name was Valerie. Also, actress Valerie Harper.
Ruta Graveolens  10/14/2016
My name is Valerie Marie, so very similar to the Austrian Archduchess, Marie Valerie. I find it ironic that she went by her middle name and my father's intention was that I, too, went by my middle name. But I strongly prefer Valerie and have used it exclusively since third grade.

I like that its meaning is strength, which to me makes it a virtue name and better yet, the virtue to which I most aspire.

I've carried the name for 48 years now and I've never felt it was too ill-fitting for any age group. I abhor nicknames and the biggest drawback to my mind is the inclination for people to call me Val. And no matter how politely you correct people from presuming to use a nickname, I think they are usually offended by the correction to some degree.

My married surname translates to "power" so my whole name would probably be appropriate for a comic book character who wants to take over the world. :) strength, bitterness, power.
VMJH  11/22/2016
Valerie Hernández Matías is a Puerto Rican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss International 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. She is the second winner from Puerto Rico after Laurie Simpson in 1987.
cutenose  2/9/2017
My name is Valerie Lynn. My parents planned to name me Brandie, but when I was born my parents said I didn't look like a Brandie. There was a TV guide in the hospital room and Valerie Bertinelli was in it and my dad said he liked her name, and that's how I got my name. I didn't like it as a kid, but I do now. I've always received compliments on my name. I go by Val or Valerie. I have always been nicknamed Val Pal, Valerinna, or Valley, by friends, I find it endearing. Once, when I was a kid I told my mom I wanted my name to be Amy or Kimberly... She said; if I named you either of those names, you would be telling me you wished your name was Valerie.
Now I know she was totally right! ☺️ I like my name and the traditional spelling.
Val_B  2/22/2017
I've never cared for this name. It always sounded ugly to me. It still does of course and it's also very unappealing.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2017
My mother named me after The Monkees' song, but misspelled it V-a-l-e-r-i. I love my name, and I love the fairly unique spelling. I hate the "e" at the end, primarily because my whole life people have added one without checking with me first. Because the name means "valor" or "courage" everyone sees me as brave, which, I suppose, I am. Perhaps I grew into that trait because of the name? I think it is a sophisticated, smart, sexy name. With my spelling, I also think it is more down-to-earth and wholesome. I hate being called "Val." That is because anytime my mom was mad at me, that is what she would call me. Val somehow doesn't have the same lyrical lilt to it that Valeri does. The first time someone calls me "Val" I smile and ask them to please call me "Valeri," and I explain about mom's tendency to say "Val" every time she was angry with me. People seem to be very understanding. All in all, I think it is the best name for me. If I wasn't born a "Valeri" I most likely would have picked it for myself when I was old enough to change my name. I love it that much!
Valkyri  5/21/2017
I don't have any personal connections with this name, but I like it because it sounds feminine and elegant.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2017
Wow. I had no idea how many people have such negative opinions about my name! I absolutely love it. To me it sounds like a sexy and sophisticated French girl's name. I love the way it is pronounced with a French accent. Only my immediate family calls me Val. When anyone else does, I immensely dislike it. Vally is my favorite nickname. My dad and cross country coach both called me that. I cannot stand it ending in an A like Valeria. The way Latin people pronounce it makes it sound like a disease, like malaria... no thanks. I also love the song Valerie by Amy Winehouse ;) and the one by Steve Winwood which I have been dumbfounded to discover though almost everyone born prior to 1990 knows this song, they don't even realize he's saying "Valerie" in it! (Call on meeeeee, Valerie! Valerieeeeee, call on me!)
Tinkgrrrbell  9/10/2017
This spelling wasn't technically a male name, I think the male name is Valery or Valeri, and it's usually used in France and Russia. I like it on a girl, but hate Val as a nickname.
XironDarkstar  12/2/2017
Valerie is a very pretty name for a girl. Regardless of how it is spelled, it is lovely.
Graceful1  2/9/2018
My mother said she named me Valerie from a girl who was an English character in a book. She never told me the name of the book. I have always hated the name. Most people like to nickname me Val. I hate that also. I really want to take a Biblical name like Sarai (Sarah) Elizabeth. Thought of changing my name so many times but it seems I can tolerate Allie okay.
Allie_87  3/7/2018
My name is Valerie Ann. Never been a fan of my name. Don't mind when people call me Val, I'd rather go by that than my full name to be honest. My father picked out my name. Don't know where he got it from he just has always told me he liked the name. I get called ValAnn a lot by a friend of mine. Cannot stand being called Vally, it drives me absolutely insane.
Avaalexis11  3/22/2018

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