Gender Masculine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. VA-LEH-REE  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements walah "foreigner, Celt, Roman" and rih "ruler, king". It has been frequently confused with the name Valère. Saint Walaric (or Valery) was a 7th-century Frankish monk who founded an abbey near Leuconaus at the mouth of the Somme River.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWalaric, Walherich(Germanic)
Same SpellingValery
User SubmissionValery


Name Days

France: April 1


Entry updated December 7, 2022