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.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Valentyn BoonenGes p. 366
Croatia
Latin
1439x1482 Valentinus (nom) Brgles p. 8, Walenth (nom) ibid. p. 7
Czech Republic
Latin
1373 Valentinus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 29
Denmark
Danish
1581 Valentin KD-1 no. 362
England
Early Modern English
1481 Valentyne HHB1481-90 p. 15; 1545/6 Valentyne RegIng p. 2; 1563 Valentine StAnthonlin p. 15; 1567 Valentine ibid. p. 18; 1572/3 Valentyne SurMus p. 173; 1577 Valentine RegSoAMar p. 8; 1583/4 Folantyne SurMus p. 41, Valentine ibid. p. 99; 1599 Valentine bruton1 p. 57
Walloon
1590 Valentin RWC p. 14; 1591 Valentin ibid. p. 19; 1592 Valentin ibid. p. 22
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Valtin Tiik1977 p. 288
France
Latin
1239 Valentini (gen) St-Barnard-Romans 382b; 1274 Valentinus (nom) RHF-VIII p. 57
Middle French
1501 Valengin MHCG2 274; 1568 Valentin RegPCC-1 p. 389; 1570 Valentin ibid. p. 430, Vallentin ibid. p. 553
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
Italian
1513x1521 Valentino LeoX p. 23
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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Valentine.