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Healthy, strong; also notions of romantic love
Characteristics of Valentin
Etymology & Historical Origin - Valentin
Valentín is the Spanish form of Valentino, from the Latin Valentinus, an Old Roman family name originating as a nickname from the adjective “valens” meaning “healthy, strong”. Most people are well aware of the person most associated with this name: that would be St. Valentine whose Feast Day is celebrated on, you guessed it, February 14th. In truth, not much is known about this 3rd century saint, but his cult and legends grew extensively in the later Middle Ages. He was remembered and venerated as an early martyr, beheaded during the persecutions of the Roman Emperor Claudius II for overseeing the marriage of Christian couples, and also for (gasp) having the audacity to attempt to convert the Emperor himself to Christianity. He was also credited with curing a little girl of her blindness. After he was arrested and sentenced to execution for practicing Christianity, it was said Valentine sent the little girl a note signed “from Your Valentine” enclosed with yellow flowers (which was the first thing the young girl saw as her eyesight was miraculously restored). As the patron saint of love, young people and happy marriages, Valentine is most associated with the notions of romantic and chivalric love. His patronage also has jurisdiction over squabbles which commonly arise among sweethearts. The Italians use Valentino, the English Valentine and the Spanish use Valentín. However, we should mention that Valentin (without the accent mark over the i) is also the spelling used among the French, Germans and Russians as well as many Slavic people. Valentino, Valentina and Valentin are all experiencing a bit of a revival throughout Europe right now. Valentin, for example, is a Top 50 favorite in Austria and France.
Popularity of the Name Valentin
In the United States, it’s most likely the large Hispanic-American population behind the usage of Valentín. The name has a rather sporadic history on the charts. It first appeared in 1934, but only in that year (and at low levels of popularity). The name resurfaced again in 1950 and then again a bit in the 1970s, but it really wasn’t until the 1980s when Valentín saw a little more consistency on the charts. Still, this name has always been a low-ranking one. It did show some promise around 2007 when Valentín reached position #614 on the charts, but it has since retreated back to the shadows. No doubt, you’d be hard-pressed to find a name more romantic and debonair than Valentín. It’s a name loaded with lovely ideals, imagery and meaning.
Popularity of the Boy Name Valentin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Valentin
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Valentin
Valentin We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Valentin.
Popular Songs on Valentin
Valentin - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Valentin.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Valentin
La lettre de Valentin (Marido Viale) - French Edition. Valentin est un grand garçon, mais c'est un garçon avant tout, alors il a tous les droits. Inès sa petite soeur est toute petite et bien entendu, elle se fait souvent gronder parce qu'elle ne fait que des bêtises. Mais c'est normal de faire des bêtises quand on est une petite fille. La copine de maman n'approuve pas du tout et le fait savoir... mais de quoi se mêle-t-elle, la copine ! Et voilà que la zizanie est semée ! Le ton monte et monte encore entre papa et maman... Valentin est triste mais que va-t-il faire pour que l'harmonie revienne dans sa famille ? À lire dès 5 ans.
Saint Valentine (Robert Sabuda) - How did Valentine's Day, one of our most popular holidays, begin? It started in ancient Rome when a kind physician named Valentine took an interest in a young blind girl. With his healing skill and his deep faith he restored her sight. What we now call Valentine's Day began when he sent the little girl a secret message, which she received after the Christian martyr was executed. For this tale rich in sentiment, master illustrator Robert Sabuda has created exquisite paper mosaics to suggest early Christian art that resonates with both subtlety and power. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Vampiro Valentin 1. Unos vampiros nada corrientes (Alvaro Magalhaes) - Spanish edition. Valentin comienza a escribir su diario, donde describe los primeros dias como unos vampiros nada corrientes de toda su familia, que vive escondida en Vivalma, en el sotano de una vieja casa de campo. En Oporto, Adolfo Milhombres, cazador de vampiros, les sigue la pista y, entre ajos y estacas de madera, prepara su expedicion de caza. (In English: Valentine begins to write his diary, describing the early days as some non-ordinary vampires and his entire family, who lives hidden in Vivalma, in the basement of an old farm house. In Oporto, Adolfo Milhombres, a vampire's tracker, prepares his hunting expedition.) Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Valentin
Famous People Named Valentin - St. Valentin (celebrated saint); Valentin Adamberger (18th century German opera tenor); Valentín Canalizo (former president of Mexico); Valentín Gómez Farías (former president of Mexico); Valentin Lebedev (Soviet astronaut); Valentin Serov (Russian painter)
Children of Famous People Named Valentin
Famous People Who Named Their Son Valentin - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Valentin.
Valentin - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Valentin - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Valentin.
Personality of the Boy Name Valentin
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Valentin