Valiant name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Valiant

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  1. A user from Uganda says the name Valiant means "Brave".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Val"iant
  1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.(Obs)
  2. 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.]
  3. 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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 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”).

  1. (obsolete) A person who acts with valor, showing hero-like characteristics in the midst of danger.

Notable Persons Named Valiant

Notable Persons Named Valiant

Valiant Budi Yogi

Valiant Budi Yogi is a novelist. Valiant was born on June 13th, 1980 in Bandung.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Valiant

Notable Persons With the Last Name Valiant

Eddie Valiant

Jimmy Valiant

Jimmy Valiant is a wrestler. Jimmy was born on August 6th, 1942 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

Johnny Valiant

Johnny Valiant is a wrestler. Johnny was born on November 25th, 1946 in Pittsburgh.

Leslie Valiant

Leslie Valiant is a scientist in the field of computer science. Leslie was given the name Leslie Gabriel Valiant on March 28th, 1949 in Budapest.

James Valiant

James was born on July 17th, 1884 in Wavertree. He died on October 28th, 1917.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Valiant U.S.
  White 69.02% 64.26%
  African American 23.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Valiant

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Valiant

  • How Popular is the name Valiant? Valiant is the 29,753rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Valiant was the 66,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Valiant have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173 babies born with the first name Valiant in the United States. That's more than enough people named Valiant to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Valiant? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Valiant first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valiant is Tuesday, July 1st, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Valiant born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valiant was in 2012 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Valiant: The name spelled backwards is Tnailav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Altaivn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Valiant? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 297 people with the last name Valiant.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Valiant? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Valiant as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Valiant name meaning

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