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The Valkyrias in Norse mythology had two puropses:
1. They "entertained" the Gods with food, wine, and dance.
2. They were the ones beholding the battles between the mortals, and deciding which warriors were going to die.
Needless to say, they have a pretty harsh reputation in Scandinavian cultures, and I would not recommend anybody to name their child after them.
-- Tango  3/31/2005
There is inner power and strength in that name and I love it, I am using this name a lot for my game characters. =)
-- Valkyrie  12/15/2005
I just love this name. It's very beautiful, and it'd be great in one of my up-and-coming stories.
-- bschoer10  4/7/2006
In Norse mythology the valkyries are dísir, minor female deities who serve Odin. The valkyries' purpose was to choose the most heroic of those who had died in battle and to carry them off to Valhalla where they became einherjar. This was necessary because Odin needed warriors to fight at his side at the preordained battle at the end of the world, Ragnarök. In Valhalla the valkyries also serve drink and look after the tableware and drinking vessels.
-- jess6214  10/9/2006
Pronounced val-KEER-ee. [noted -ed]
-- Aqua  11/21/2006
I've heard it pronounced as: vall-KAI-ree.
-- Lizdebiz  3/1/2007
I love this name. It's after the goddesses in Norse mythology whose task it was to collect the souls of mortal warriors slain in battle, and to train them in preparation for the ultimate battle between good and evil at the apocalypse. The valkyries are of excellent judgement and strength and courage. Traits they encourage in their warriors, whom they choose based on character, strength, cunning and skill.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  3/9/2007
This name in Portuguese is "Valquíria".
-- samarinezz  3/11/2007
I love this name because it sounds very strong. That and I love names with more uncommon letters in them (q, z, x, v).
-- drag0n_freak  6/8/2007
It looks A LOT like Valerie, with the KY replacing the E. Otherwise the letters are the same and in the same order.
-- CharlieRob  7/28/2007
This was the middle name of socialite Unity Mitford, an avid, rabid supporter of Hitler and his régime. She was one of the famous Mitford sisters.
-- MariaNikolaievnaRoma  8/3/2007
Personally, I think that listing Valkyrie here is erroneous, as it is NOT a name of a person in Norse mythology. It's like saying that Gorgon (from Greek mythology) was a name of a person as well, but that was not the case. Brunhilde was a Valkyrie, Medusa was a Gorgon - those were their *functions*, or 'jobs' even. As far as I know, functions or jobs are no beings and as such, their names do not belong in this database. I mean, do you see 'writer', 'director' and similar things in this database? ;-)
[noted -ed]
-- Lucille  8/21/2007
No, but you do see Bailey (which originally meant "bailiff"), Carter, Cooper, Harper, Hunter, Marshal/Marshall, Mason, Page/Paige, Parker, Piper, Ryder, Sawyer, Smith, Tanner, Taylor, Travis, or Tyler, in the database? The answer is *yes*, to all of them. Granted, several of these names were surnames first, but it's a bit ridiculous to say that because a name refers to an occupation, then it shouldn't be in the database.

I, for one, think Valkyrie is an amazing name. It's unique and strong, but it also actually sounds pretty. I love it!
-- erb816  12/20/2010
This is such a pretty name.
-- Brianna Angela  9/8/2007
Angels and Airwaves have a song called "Valkyrie Missile" on their first album "We Don't Need to Whisper."

It's a beautiful song with great instrumentals and a great message, but because of the title I have trouble separating the name Valkyrie from the word "missile" in my head. For that reason, I personally wouldn't name my daughter this. Putting aside my bias from the song connection however, I think this name is a bit strange at first glance, but it could grow on me. I would expect someone named Valkyrie to be a strong, confident, Eastern European woman.
-- likeastar  7/27/2008
Whenever I hear this name, I hear the Ride of the Valkyries playing and start laughing. It doesn't sound like a real name.
-- bananarama  3/22/2009
It's a film isn't it?
-- Emily Cheeseface  9/20/2009
It's an alright name, a bit strange and harsh-sounding though, but I suppose Val would be an ok nickname. :)
-- walesgal92  12/19/2009
Valkyrie is the name of the main character in Namco's arcade game Valkyrie no Densetsu (The Legend of Valkyrie). She is a golden-haired warrior - very much approrpiate for the name.
-- Buneary  3/13/2013

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