[ val-uh-ree ]
/ ˈvæl ə ri /


a female given name.

Also Va·le·ri·a [vuh-leer-ee-uh] /vəˈlɪər i ə/, Val·e·ry. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for valerie


fem. proper name, French, from Latin fem. of Valerius, name of a Roman gens, from valere "to be strong" (see valiant).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper