GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: və-LER-ee-əs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Roman family name which was derived from Latin valere "to be strong". This was the name of several early saints.
Related Names
VARIANT: Valerianus
FEMININE FORMS: Valeria, Valeriana
OTHER LANGUAGES: Valère, Valérian (French), Valeri, Valerian (Georgian), Valerian (History), Valerio (Italian), Valērijs (Latvian), Walerian, Walery (Polish), Valerio (Portuguese), Valerian, Valeriu, Vali (Romanian), Valeri, Valerian, Valeriy, Valery (Russian), Valerio (Spanish), Valerian (Ukrainian)