Other Origin(s):Roman
What parent wouldn’t want their daughter to have the traits—healthy and strong—associated with Valeria? The name is the feminine form of the Roman surname Valerius, which came to prominence in the Middle Ages and honored a beheaded saint. The name is particularly prominent in Spanish-speaking communities. For some French flair, call your daughter Valerie. Argentinian Valeria Mazza, featured on the cover of the 1997 “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue with Tyra Banks, was considered the first Latina supermodel.
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