Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! You’ve already figured out her first name, so it’s time to move on to the exciting part: picking a middle name for her! Making this selection for your newborn can be an exciting, but also somewhat intimidating, process to go through and complete. You may be perplexed as to which middle name will best match your daughter’s given name given the plethora of options.
That’s why I’ve written my tips to help you choose the ideal middle name for your child. You can go through some quick lists to help you make your pick – you’re guaranteed to fall in love with at least one of them!
What Does The Name Valerie Mean?
Valerie is a name for women that is derived directly from the French Valérie (a female-only name). Valéry or Valery is a common surname in Francophone nations and a masculine given name in areas of Europe (especially France and Russia). Valre is a French male version that is much rarer.
The name has a Romance flavor to it. Valerius is a masculine Latin clan name that means “power, health, or courage.” Valeria is the female version of this. French is used to translate both masculine and feminine given names into other languages.
People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means. As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.
How Do You Pronounce Valerie?
Valerie is pronounced as /VAH ler ee/.
What are middle names for?
Your daughter’s middle name is one that she will keep with her for the rest of her life, which is a wonderful thing. Of course, middle names aren’t absolutely necessary in terms of legal requirements, but they do add a little something extra to the overall flavor of our names. And, to be completely honest, they do come in helpful every now and then.
Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Valerie Kimberly could become VKI!
Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future! According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior.
Famous People Called Valerie
- Valérie Lacroute (born 1965), French politician
- Valerie Leon, British actress
- Valerie Lilley, Northern Irish actress
- Valerie Morales, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter
- Valerie Parashumti (born 1987), one of the perpetrators of the 2006 murder of Stacey Mitchell in Perth, Australia
- Valerie Plame, former CIA officer
- Valerie Sayers, American author
- Valerie Singleton, British TV and radio presenter
- Valerie Solanas (1936–1988), author of feminist book SCUM Manifesto
- Valerie Violet French (1909-1997), English socialite
How Common is the Name Valerie?
The first name Valerie was given to a child in February 25th, 1871, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.
Valerie is the 288th most prevalent name in the history of the world. Between 1880 and 2020, the Social Security Administration recognized 263,889 babies born in the United States with the first name Valerie. With a total of 7,306 babies born in 1959, Valerie was the most popular first name.
How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Valerie
The most appropriate middle name for Valerie is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Valerie from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.
Say the names out loud with Valerie at the start. For example, Valerie Ann. Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.
Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.
Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.
By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Valerie.
50 Best Middle Names for Valerie
We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that go well with the name Valerie. Here’s our list:
First Name for Middle Name Valerie
If you have already decided on Valerie as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Valerie makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!
10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Valerie
10 Modern Names That Go With Valerie
10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Valerie
European Names That Match the Name Valerie
If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Valerie. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.
7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Valerie
|Valerie Laoise (lee-sha)|
|Valerie Roisin (ro-sheen)|
|Valerie Mairead (mi-rade)|
|Valerie Aisling (ash-ling)|
|Valerie Nuala (noo-lah)|
|Valerie Sile (shee-la)|
7 French Names to Go with Valerie
7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Valerie
|Valerie Ana Paula|
|Valerie Ana Sofía|
7 Italian Names for Valerie
7 German Names for Valerie
7 Polish Names for Valerie
Names of Certain Length
If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.
7 Names for Valerie with 1 Syllable
7 Names for Valerie with 2 Syllables
7 Names for Valerie with 3 Syllables
Names for Valerie with the Same Initial
7 Names for Valerie Starting with A Vowel
Nicknames for Valerie
Valerie is often given the following nicknames:
Different Ways to Spell Valerie
Similar Names Like Valerie
Sibling Names for Valerie
If you already have a child named Valerie, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Valerie.
Sister Names for Valerie
If you already have a baby Valerie, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!
|Valerie & Sabrina|
|Valerie & Evelynn|
|Valerie & Arielle|
|Valerie & Reagan|
|Valerie & Amelia|
|Valerie & Bristol|
|Valerie & Magnolia|
|Valerie & Kimberly|
|Valerie & Annie|
|Valerie & Sophie|
Brother Names for Valerie
If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have an Valerie then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!
|Valerie & Rey|
|Valerie & Davis|
|Valerie & Guillermo|
|Valerie & Ivan|
|Valerie & Leonel|
|Valerie & Jacoby|
|Valerie & Casen|
|Valerie & Salvatore|
|Valerie & Harley|
|Valerie & Grady|
Take Away For Baby Name Valerie
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Amelia, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of names that go well with Amelia. Please share your favorite middle names for girls, or even simply your favorite middle names in general, in the comments section. Good luck choosing!
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