Meaning & History
From the Roman cognomen Valentinus from the name Valens to mean "strong, vigourous, healthy" in Latin.
Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century martyr and his feast day was the same as the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, which resulted in the association between Valentine's day and love.
USAGE: English since the 12th century
Othe usage: Valentinus (Ancient Roman), (Danish), Valentijn (Dutch), Valentin (French), Valentin (German), Bálint (Hungarian), Valentino, Tino (Italian), Valentin (Macedonian), Valentin (Norwegian), Walenty (Polish), Valentin, Vali (Romanian), Valentin (Russian), Ualan (Scottish), Valentín (Spanish), Valentin (Swedish), Valentyn (Ukrainian), Folant (Welsh)