Valentine name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Valentine mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Valentine

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Valentine is of American origin and means "Adore".
  2. According to a user from Ghana, the name Valentine means "Strength /healthy".
  3. A user from Kenya says the name Valentine is of Roman origin and means "Love".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Val"en*tine
  1. A sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day.
  2. A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St. Valentine's Day.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day
  2. A sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day ("will you be my valentine?")

From Saint Valentine's Day (“day of celebration of romantic love”)

  1. An expression of affection, especially romantic affection, usually in the form of greeting card, gift, or message given to a person the object of affection, especially on February 14th.
    Such an extravagant was unexpected.
  2. A person to whom a valentine is given or from whom it's received, especially on February 14th.
    Won't you be my ?

valentine was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Valentine

Notable Persons Named Valentine

Ruth Henshall

Ruth Henshall is a musical theatre actress, singer, dancer, musical theatre, and musical theatreactress. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Ruth was given the name Valentine Ruth Henshall on March 7th, 1967 in Bromley, Greater London, England, UK.

Valentine Strasser

Valentine Strasser is a Chairman of the National Provisional Ruling Council and Chairman of the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC). He was most prominent from 1992 to 1996. His military service ended in 1996. Valentine was born on April 26th, 1967 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Valentine Dyall

He was most prominent from 1942 to 1985. Valentine was born on May 7th, 1908 in London, England, U.K. He breathed his last breath on June 24th, 1985.

Valentine Holmes

Valentine Pelka

Valentine Pelka is an actor. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Valentine was born on February 23rd, 1956 in Dewsbury.


Valentine was a pope. He breathed his last breath on October 10th, 0827.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Valentine

Notable Persons With the Last Name Valentine

Kate Valentine

Kate Valentine is a fashion design and fashion designer. Kate was given the name Katherine Noel Brosnahan on December 24th, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine was a saint. He holds the title Bishop and Martyr. Saint was born in 176 in Terni. He left this life in 273.

Greg Valentine

Greg Valentine is a wrestler. Greg was born on September 20th, 1951 in Seattle.

Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine is a comedian. Gary was given the name Gary Joseph Knipfing on November 22nd, 1961 in Mineola, New York.

Denzel Valentine

Denzel Valentine is a basketball player for the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan State Spartans men's basketball in the Big Ten Conference. Denzel was born on November 16th, 1993.

Karen Valentine

Karen Valentine is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1964. Karen was given the name Karen Lynne Valentine on May 25th, 1947 in Sebastopol, California, U.S.

  • James Valentine
  • Steve Valentine
  • Kathy Valentine
  • Bobby Valentine
    Baseball Player
  • Donald "Don" T. Valentine
    Venture Capitalist
  • Johnny Valentine
  • Angelina Valentine
  • Brooke Valentine
  • Valentine
  • Jean Valentine
  • Alf Valentine
  • Cindy Valentine
  • Tim Valentine
  • Ryan Valentine
    Soccer Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Valentine U.S.
  White 66.06% 64.26%
  African American 23.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Valentine

People with the last name Valentine are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Valentine

  • What name lists does Valentine rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Valentine? Valentine is the 2,905th most popular name of all time. As a last name Valentine was the 856th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Valentine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,223 babies born with the first name Valentine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Valentine to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Valentine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Valentine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valentine is Wednesday, November 14th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Valentine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valentine was in 1918 with a total of 142 babies.
  • Random Valentine Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Valentine is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Valentine: The name spelled backwards is Enitnelav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nelitvnae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Valentine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 40,395 people with the last name Valentine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Valentine? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Valentine as their last name.
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