Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Valentine m. A derivative of Latin valens 'strong; vigorous, healthy; powerful'.

The name of a 3rd C Roman saint who gave rise to a popular modern holiday and a 9th C pope.

Croatia
Latin
1439x1482 Walenth (nom) Brgles p. 7
Denmark
Danish
1581 Valentin KD-1 no. 362
England
Early Modern English
1545/6 Valentyne RegIng p. 2; 1563 Valentine StAnthonlin p. 15; 1567 Valentine ibid. p. 18; 1599 Valentine bruton-vol1 p. 57
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Valtin Tiik1977 p. 288
France
Latin
1239 Valentini (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 382b
Middle French
1568 Valentin RegPCC-1 p. 389; 1570 Valentin ibid. p. 430
Germany
Latin
1394 Valentini (gen) SMM p. 172, Valentinus (nom) ibid. p. 171
Early New High German
1497 Vallentin Nurn1497 2130
Italy
Latin
1285 Valentini (gen) Perugia1285 p. 161; 1449 Valentino (abl) VitAs2 VIII, Valentinus (nom) ibid. III; 1522x1532 Valentinus (nom) DSF p. 56, 5, Valintinus (nom) ibid. p. 51, 24
Spain
Latin
1490 Valentinus (nom) carbonell-I p. 43
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Valentine". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Valentine.