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Valéry

[va-ley-ree] /va leɪˈri/
noun
1.
Paul
[pawl] /pɔl/ (Show IPA),
1871–1945, French poet and philosopher.

Valerie

[val-uh-ree] /ˈvæl ə ri/
noun
1.
a female given name.
Also, Valeria
[vuh-leer-ee-uh] /vəˈlɪər i ə/ (Show IPA),
Valery.
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British Dictionary definitions for valery

Valéry

/French valeri/
noun
1.
Paul (pɔl). 1871–1945, French poet and essayist, influenced by the symbolists, esp Mallarmé. He wrote lyric poetry, rich in imagery, as in La Jeune Parque (1917) and Album de vers anciens 1890–1900 (1920)
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Word Origin and History for valery

Valerie

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

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