Of Latin origin.

From the Latin word “valere”, meaning “to be worth”, “to be strong”.

Used in English, French, and German as a form of the feminine name Valeria.

Other forms of the name are Val, Valery, Valeria, Valeska, Valorie.

Famous bearers are Valerie Harper, Valerie Trierweiler, Valerie Simpson, Valerie Adams, Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie Perrine, Valerie Cruz, Valerie Mahaffey, Valerie Azlynn.