Post # 1
Does anybody have a good suggestion for a diminutive name for Valentina or Valentine (French pronunciation: Valenteen, rather than the English name)?
It’s origin is Latin: Valens, meaning strength, health.
I’ve already come up with Valen, Valente, Vala & Vale, but can’t think of anything else. I don’t like Tina that much.
Can anyone think of other diminutives/similar names?
Post # 3
The first name that comes to mind is Valerie. Here is the meaning and variations I found for it.
Valerie v(a)-le-rie as a girl’s name is pronounced VAL-er-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Valerie is “strong, healthy“. Feminine form of Valerius, a Roman family clan name; the French form of an early Christian name, Valeria. Also the name of a fourth–century Spanish saint. Actresses Valerie Harper, Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie Perrine.
Valerie has 24 variant forms: Val, Valaree, Valarey, Valaria, Valarie, Vale, Valeree, Valeria, Valeriana, Valery, Valerye, Valka, Vallarie, Valleree, Vallerie, Vallery, Vallie, Vallorey, Vallorie, Vallory, Valorie, Vallrie, Valry and Valka.
Read more at http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Valerie#xvSX6qQ7twMbzIJr.99
Post # 4
I have a friend whose real full name is Valli. I thought of her when i read your post.
Post # 5
What about just Val or V?
Post # 7
I know the cutest little Italian girl named Valentina. I love the name. Her parents always call her by her full name, but I personally think V or Vivi would be a cute nickname. Val when she’s older. I like the Leni suggestion or maybe even Lena?
Post # 8
@MattieK: Ahhhh, Leni! That is really cute!
Post # 9
such cute suggestions, thanks! I love Leni and Vivi!
Post # 10
I think she would either get called “Val” or maybe “Tina”.