Valerie

[ val-uh-ree ]
/ ˈvæl ə ri /
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noun

a female given name.

Also Va·le·ri·a [vuh-leer-ee-uh] /vəˈlɪər i ə/, Val·e·ry.

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Valerie

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

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