Valentine Surname Meaning & Statistics

3,273rd most common

surname in the world


Approximately 166,127

people bear this surname


Most prevelant in:

Nigeria

Highest density in:

Fiji

Definition:

This Latin name comes from valens, the participle of valeo, "to be strong, healthy." Valentinian was the name of several Roman emperors. The Valentines of Fettercairn are said to be descended from Valentine of Thornton, who in the reign of Robert I had a charter of the lands of Thorntoun "in lie Kincardin-Mernes" (RMS.

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Valentine Surname Distribution

CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Nigeria50,2831: 3,550515
United States45,0201: 7,114828
Cameroon9,1191: 2,236286
England8,0071: 6,744945
Tanzania6,7981: 6,609752
South Africa6,5201: 8,2831,015
Kenya4,1591: 10,9511,363
Uganda3,9211: 9,0171,592
Rwanda3,7891: 2,781458
France2,9391: 22,4432,529
Australia2,2991: 10,2511,372
Ghana2,1571: 12,5371,578
Canada1,6111: 21,9912,971
Papua New Guinea1,4941: 4,952715
Ivory Coast1,4611: 15,8811,686
Philippines1,3531: 73,98311,003
Jamaica1,3211: 2,058315
Scotland1,2861: 4,121652
Malaysia1,2651: 23,9002,133
Indonesia1,0051: 250,91012,299
Germany8071: 100,02012,572
Fiji6321: 1,358129
New Zealand6201: 7,3331,172
Brazil5411: 375,24223,176
Trinidad and Tobago5091: 2,609443
Saudi Arabia4621: 64,9237,314
Wales4521: 6,858850
Mexico3931: 304,61411,329
Ireland3551: 12,9381,508
Sri Lanka3261: 62,2015,855
United Arab Emirates3131: 30,1793,240
Switzerland3061: 26,6703,834
India3041: 4,105,32980,010
Belgium2971: 37,7176,084
Honduras2961: 28,9021,570
Morocco2681: 124,44117,962
Italy2461: 247,00135,595
Poland2391: 161,07124,102
Taiwan2321: 100,8551,368
Puerto Rico2041: 17,7211,316
Turkey1751: 438,10227,627
Zimbabwe1371: 95,33813,269
Hong Kong1301: 55,5361,845
Peru1281: 240,73611,811
Singapore1181: 45,7562,942
Guyana1111: 7,0711,147
Kuwait1041: 29,4793,572
Greece981: 113,50019,607
Netherlands971: 173,85425,821
Belize931: 3,761676
Thailand841: 767,3421,045
Romania841: 237,41219,740
Lebanon841: 59,1195,365
Northern Ireland831: 21,6872,536
Spain821: 567,16830,349
Israel821: 100,07812,775
Qatar781: 27,8723,256
Argentina751: 568,92757,588
Norway721: 71,17210,531
Costa Rica531: 88,0581,756
Sweden441: 220,32321,712
Antigua and Barbuda411: 2,105305
Guam391: 4,086442
Portugal371: 283,1849,524
Denmark301: 187,99117,489
Iceland291: 11,2781,378
Saint Kitts and Nevis261: 2,115302
Cyprus261: 33,3034,169
Ukraine261: 1,647,149137,305
China221: 62,099,5452,019
The Bahamas211: 16,7361,056
Luxembourg201: 27,4853,830
Russia191: 7,687,811353,279
Burkina Faso151: 1,154,85312,285
Japan141: 9,078,5714,571
Vietnam51: 17,941,7802,028
Senegal51: 2,574,7209,053
South Korea51: 10,084,7911,632
Cambodia51: 3,036,8231,460
Czech Republic51: 2,103,480103,755
Zambia51: 3,004,6632,491
Benin41: 2,497,0172,966
Malawi41: 4,207,2502,980
Pakistan41: 47,005,0008,689
Belarus41: 2,367,300122,390
Georgia31: 1,496,83330,723
Venezuela31: 10,068,76915,956
Saint Lucia31: 60,000722
Mauritius31: 419,9464,529
Myanmar31: 20,126,667917
Namibia31: 704,3592,754
Dominican Republic31: 3,459,4224,096
Haiti31: 3,581,8882,550
Hungary31: 3,293,00010,762
Jersey21: 49,5001,777
Uruguay21: 1,643,15714,408
Brunei21: 196,5811,151
United States Virgin Islands21: 53,2021,313
Gabon21: 855,5001,421
Ethiopia21: 43,976,4963,940
Egypt21: 43,491,90018,035
Burundi21: 4,710,124706
Dominica21: 35,646485
Togo21: 3,496,5002,705
Botswana21: 1,012,4525,298
Chile21: 8,886,50026,532
The Gambia21: 941,225568
Austria21: 4,263,61523,344
Algeria21: 19,350,00021,929
Slovenia21: 1,031,8188,593
Malta21: 208,0281,834
Afghanistan21: 13,011,5504,367
Bangladesh21: 78,402,5007,574
Angola21: 9,591,7954,086
Cayman Islands11: 55,4562,037
Moldova11: 3,557,60090,903
Kyrgyzstan11: 5,824,000101,414
Bulgaria11: 7,245,67716,228
Bahrain11: 1,234,57110,190
Turks and Caicos Islands11: 31,458923
Bermuda11: 64,2372,374
Bosnia11: 3,791,6227,110
Serbia11: 7,146,75937,779
Colombia11: 47,726,00024,771
Oman11: 3,988,29811,510
New Caledonia11: 258,9582,724
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines11: 109,000821
Samoa11: 187,820591
Micronesia11: 101,351480
Sudan11: 37,289,4065,589
Macedonia11: 2,062,2946,967
Macau11: 614,5001,572
Lithuania11: 2,939,43116,283
Liberia11: 4,397,0002,196
Kazakhstan11: 17,285,000199,150
Jordan11: 6,619,17014,373
Gibraltar11: 30,0011,254
Finland11: 5,460,45925,746
Bolivia11: 10,027,2547,314
Democratic Republic of The Congo11: 69,360,0007,340
Croatia11: 4,290,61219,810
Panama11: 3,405,8139,591
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Ireland2781: 15,9352,001
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
England2,9001: 8,4051,275
Scotland8871: 4,220673
Wales761: 20,6371,193
Isle of Man31: 18,0901,402
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
United States8,6821: 5,784722
PlaceIncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
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Valentine Surname Meaning

Descriptive Writing for introductory reference

This Latin name comes from valens, the participle of valeo, "to be strong, healthy." Valentinian was the name of several Roman emperors. The Valentines of Fettercairn are said to be descended from Valentine of Thornton, who in the reign of Robert I had a charter of the lands of Thorntoun "in lie Kincardin-Mernes" (RMS., I, App. II, 18). They were "till of late numerous and influential in the parish, but so few are now left that ere long the name will become extinct" (Cameron, History of Fettercairn, p. 226). William Valentine had a safe conduct into England in 1424 (Bain, IV, 970), Thomas Vallantyne, feuar of Drumboy, 1561 (Rent. Dunk., p. 341), and John Wallentyne was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1593 (NSCM., I, p. 84). Vallentein 1650, Wallentine 1679. In the form Weland Wiland or Wyland, it was a forename among the northern Chisholms.

The Surnames of Scotland (1946) by George Fraser Black (1866-1948)

Nick 'a valentine, a sweetheart'.

Hugh le Valentyne, Close Roll, 8 Edward.

(2) Bapt. 'the son of Valentine.' St. Valentine's day is February 14, the season when birds begin to pair. In either case the saint has originated the name.

Valentine Fairwether, Close Roll, 1-2 Philip and Mary.

1578. Matthew Nicholson and Alice Valentine: Marriage Lic. (London).

1803. Married — James Valentin and Ann Halfacer: St. George, Hanover Square.

The Italian Valentini is englished into Valentiny in the London Directory.

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

The baptismal name. This surname is sometimes corrupted in the South to Follington. H.R. Valentyn.

Patronymica Britannica, written: 1838-1860 by Mark Antony Lower

From the Latin Valentinus, a name derived from valens, able, puissant, brave.

An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857) by William Arthur

Valentine Surname Variants & Similar Names

Valentine Variants

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
Vallentine95554/
Valentin94110503/
Vallentin89823/
Vallantine8422/

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Vallentine95554/
Valentiene95248/
Valentinne9553/
Valentaine9521/
Valenitine957/
Valentinee954/
Valentinie953/
Valenetine952/
Valentiine952/
Valenttine952/
Valeintine951/
Valentineo951/
Valientine951/
Valejntine95--
Vajlentine95--
Vaulentine95--
Valentin94110503/
Valentne9411/
Valntine948/
Vlentine941/
Valantine89953/
Valintine89258/
Valentyne89129/
Vallentin89823/
Valentini8955171/
Valendine89--
Valentino8959550/
Valentina8916091/
Valentijn891180/
Valentiny89539/
Volentine89475/
Valentien89403/
Valentain8996/
Valentone8925/
Valentane8915/
Velentine8911/
Valentene897/
Valentiin896/
Valentein894/
Valentyin894/
Falentine893/
Valenitne892/
Valnetine892/
Valeintin891/
Vallntine891/
Vaelntine891/
Valuntine89--
Valontine89--
Valeantin89--
Valentinw89--
Valentn88831/
Valntin883/
Valendeine84--
Vallantine8422/
Valentinyi84363/
Vollentine84166/
Vallentyne84111/
Fallentine84106/
Valentiena84100/
Valenteijn8490/
Vhalentino8456/
Vallintine8435/
Valentinia8432/
Vallentiny8427/
Valiantine8414/
Valentiina842/
Valentinio842/
Valuntiene842/
Valenitina841/
Valentinah841/
Valentinna841/
Vallendine841/
Vailentain841/
Vellentine84--
Valenton824367/
Valentyn821471/
Valantin82910/
Valentan82331/
Falentin82241/
Valintin8287/
Velentin8230/
Valendin829/
Valenten823/
Valendne821/
Valenitn821/
Valentine-You821/
Valentno821/
Vaelntin821/
Volentin82--
Volntine82--
Vailenatain803/
Vollientine801/
Valentino-O801/
Valandine78--
Valentayn78683/
Valantino7854/
Vallantin78413/
Falentina78402/
Falentino78386/
Valendino78160/
Vallentyn78146/
Velentino78142/
Valentyna78113/
Valentoni7882/
Fallentin7881/
Velentina7872/
Volentini7860/
Valenteen7857/
Falentijn7854/
Valenteyn7836/
Valintino7832/
Valintina7826/
Valantina7820/
Volintine788/
Valentono787/
Valyntina787/
Velentain787/
Valantyne785/
Voluntine785/
Valentani784/
Velantine784/
Velentini783/
Valantain783/
Valentnio783/
Valintini783/
Velentien782/
Valantini782/
Falantine781/
Volantine781/
Vilantine781/
Valendini781/
Valentena781/
Valenteno781/
Valentuno781/
Valinetin781/
Valnetino781/
Vailntain781/
Folentine78--
Vallintin78--
Volentino78--
Valenti-Hein761/
Vlantin75--
Vallantino741/
Vallintino74--
Follentine74186/
Vollintine7462/
Vallantyne7424/
Valentania748/
Valantayin748/
Vhelentino745/
Valendiano744/
Vailantain743/
Vhelentien742/
Falentinah742/
Vollentane741/
Vollentene741/
Valentayna741/
Valenteena741/
Valentýni741/
Vallantini741/
Valanteyin741/
Valantinyu741/
Veelentina741/
Floeintine74--
Valiente Yune731/
Valinton71522/
Volantin71248/
Falantin71106/
Valandin7110/
Volontin716/
Velntain713/
Velantin713/
Valyntyn712/
Valantan711/
Voluntin71--
Volenten71--
Valenden71--
Vhelenntain701/
Valentényi701/
Vallantayin701/
Vailanntain701/
Velennatain701/
Valendighan70--

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Footnotes

    • Description: Descriptions are largely reproduced from 3rd party sources; diligence is advised on accepting their validity
    • Incidence: The approximate number of people in a given area who bear the surname
    • Frequency: The percentage of people in a given area that bear the surname
    • Rank: Surnames are ranked by incidence using the dense ranking method; the surname that occurs the most is assigned a rank of 1; surnames that occur less frequently receive an incremented rank; if two or more surnames occur the same number of times they are assigned the same rank and preceding rank is incremented by 1
    • Variants: Surnames listed in the 'Valentine Variants' section are variant forms of the same root surname according to either sources listed on the page or Forebears
    • Similar: Surnames listed in the 'Similar Surnames' section are phonetically similar and may not have any relation to Valentine