Meaning and Origin
What does the name Valiant mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Uganda says the name Valiant means "Brave".
- Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.(Obs)
- Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave."A valiant and most expert gentleman." [Shak.]"And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles." [1 Sam. xviii. 17.]
- Performed with valor or bravery; heroic."Thou bearest the highest name for valiantacts." [Milton.]"The saints] have made such valiant confessions." [J. H. Newman.]
Etymology: OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail Convalesce Equivalent Prevail Valid
- Having or showing valor ("a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack" and "a valiant soldier")
Anglo-Norman vaylant, from Old French vaillant (“stalwart, brave”), present participle adjective of valor (see valoir), from Latin valere (“to be strong, be of worth”).
- (obsolete) A person who acts with valor, showing hero-like characteristics in the midst of danger.