Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, V names, Virtues/Attributes


Valerian comes from Roman cognomen Valerianus which comes from Latin valeo meaning “to be healthy, strong”, derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (to rule; strong, powerful). Valerian is also the name of a flower and an herb, as well as a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Valerius (Ancient Roman)
  • Valerianus (Ancient Roman)
  • Valérian (French)
  • Valère (French)
  • Walerian (Polish)
  • Walery (Polish)
  • Valeri (Bulgarian, Georgian, Russian)
  • Valeriy (Russian)
  • Valero (Spanish)
  • Valerio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Valério (Portuguese)
  • Valērijs (Latvian)
  • Valeriu (Romanian)
  • Valeriano (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)


Female forms:

  • Valeriana (Ancient Roman)
  • Valériane (French)
  • Valeria (Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German)
  • Valerie (English, German, Czech)
  • Valérie (French, Czech)
  • Valera
  • Valeriane



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