Valeria (given name)

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Valeria or Valéria is a female given name dating back to the Latin verb valere, meaning "to be strong". The male version is Valerius, Valerio or Valery. Valeria is also connected to the same root with the name, "Valentine," and "Valerian," or "Valeriana officinalis," the herb.

It is primarily used in Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Italian, Romanian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Greek. It means "strong, healthy, or capable."

The form Valéria is used in Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak.

List of people with the given name Valeria[edit]


  • Valeria of Milan, or Saint Valeria, Christian martyr (1st or 2nd century)
  • Valeria, a Christian saint martyred with Anesius

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWilliam Ramsay (1870). "Valeria". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. p. 1215.