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[val-uh-ree] /ˈvæl ə ri/
a female given name.
Also, Valeria
[vuh-leer-ee-uh] /vəˈlɪər i ə/ (Show IPA),
Valery. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Both might be improved, and were so; but the Valerie and the Ernest of Naples were as things dead and gone!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But le père Bellefort, Valerie, he is gigantesque, like his son.

    Rosin the Beau Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • As it was, though Valerie remained free as the wind, he felt himself to be in some vague manner bound to her.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • Valerie, an autobiography, is here reprinted from the first edition in two volumes.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • Valerie, sinking down into her chair, burst into an uncontrollable flood of tears.

    A Modern Mercenary Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
Word Origin and History for Valerie

fem. proper name, French, from Latin fem. of Valerius, name of a Roman gens, from valere "to be strong" (see valiant).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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