Valéry

[ va-ley-ree ]
/ va leɪˈri /
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noun

Paul [pawl] /pɔl/, 1871–1945, French poet and philosopher.

Valerie

[ val-uh-ree ]
/ ˈvæl ə ri /

noun

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

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Valéry

/ (French valeri) /

noun

Paul (pɔl). 1871–1945, French poet and essayist, influenced by the symbolists, esp Mallarmé. He wrote lyric poetry, rich in imagery, as in La Jeune Parque (1917) and Album de vers anciens 1890–1900 (1920)
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Word Origin and History for valery

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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