Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Valentina

Valentina is the Latinate feminine version of the name Valentinus, derived from “valens” meaning ‘healthy, strong.’ The most famous bearer of the name is St. Valentine whose feast day is, you guessed it, February 14th. In truth, not much is known about this 3rd century saint, but his cult grew extensively in the later Middle Ages as a martyr who was beheaded during the persecutions of 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. As the patron saint of love, young people and happy marriages, Valentine is most associated with romantic love. The female name Valentina currently ranks high in Italy, Spain, Catalonia and South America. It is also ranked among Slavic nations, in particular, Russia.

All About the Baby Name – Valentina

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME VALENTINA

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME VALENTINA

Valentina is a new entrant on the U.S. popularity charts of most commonly used girl’s names, first appearing in 1994. The name advanced over 500 positions on the charts in eight short years, between 1996 and 2003. The next significant jump in the name’s popularity comes in 2007 and 2008, influenced by Selma Hayek who gave birth to a daughter in September 2007 whom she named Valentina. The name has yet to achieve a spot on the Top 100 list of most favored girls’ names but it sure appears to be headed in that direction. It’s particularly popular in the state of Florida where Valentina is a Top 50 choice. It’s also in the Top 100 in the states of New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York and California – and also Arizona and Texas. Valentina is a four-syllable name which gives it a certain poetic and lyrical quality. It’s full of love, beauty and romance, but also strength and valor as the etymology suggests. Valentina is an absolutely gorgeous name!

Quick Facts

ON VALENTINA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Italian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

129

PRONUNCIATION:

va-lin-TEE-na

SIMPLE MEANING:

Healthy, strong, Romantic love

Characteristics

OF VALENTINA

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Valentina

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME VALENTINA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Valentina

Popular Songs

ON VALENTINA

Ach Valentina
a song by Aphrodite 5

Valentina
a song by Carla Morrison

Valentina Way
a song by Al Stewart

Vai, Valentina
a song by Ornella Vanoni

Heiress of Valentina
a dance mix by Dúné

Famous People

NAMED VALENTINA

Valentina Cortese (Italian film actress)
Valentina Zeliaeva (model)
Valentina (fashion designer)
Valentina Tereshkova (Russian astronaut and first woman in space)

Children of Famous People

NAMED VALENTINA

Salma Hayek;

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME VALENTINA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Valentina