Quick Facts on Valery
- English, Russian
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Strong, brave, worthy, heroic
Characteristics of Valery
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Valery
Technically speaking, Valery is a Russian masculine name (Валерий); it’s the Russian form of an ancient Roman family name Valerius. The Valerius clan was one of the oldest, most prominent and distinguished Roman families dating back to the sixth century B.C. Apropos to the clan’s stature in ancient Roman society, the name Valerius is derived from the Latin “valere” originally meaning “to be strong, valuable, prosperous, powerful, able”. In later Latin the word would come to mean more succinctly “strong, courageous” (i.e., “valor”). In the United States, however, the name Valery is considered feminine; essentially a respelling of Valerie. Internationally, though, names derived from Valerius are used on both genders. Popularity of the name was spread throughout medieval Europe (particularly France) due to the cult followings of various saints who bore the name. For instance, St. Valerie of Limoges (present day central France) was decapitated sometime in the first three centuries A.D. for her Christian beliefs (when the Roman Empire was officially pagan). According to legend, after she was beheaded, St. Valerie purportedly carried her own head back to her confessor (i.e., the bishop who had originally converted her). Such stories of “cephalophores” (so called saintly “head-carriers”) were quite popular in the Middle Ages, particularly in France. So the name took hold and has persisted quite well into modern times.
Popularity of the Name Valery
Together, both Valeria (Spanish) and Valerie (French/English) are quite popular baby girl names in the United States right now. Therefore we were not surprised to see the variant spelling of Valery on the charts between 2005 and 2009. While the spelling of Valery is not very common (and no longer a Top 1000 favorite), it’s still another spelling option for parents who like to be a little different. Just remember, it’s more or less the transcribed spelling of a Russian masculine name.
Popularity of the Girl Name Valery
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Valery
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Valery
Valery We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Valery.
Popular Songs on Valery
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Valery
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Famous People Named Valery
Famous People Named Valery - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (former President of France); Valery Gergiev (Russian conductor); Valery Bryusov (Russian author/poet); Valery Leontiev (Russian musician); Valery Bykovsky (Russian astronaut)
Children of Famous People Named Valery
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Valery - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Valery.
Valery - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Valery - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Valery.
Personality of the Girl Name Valery
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Valery