This name derives from the Latin root “vălĕo / vălens > Vălentīnus”, meaning: 1) Be strong, strong, vigorous, have strength. 2) To be in good health, be healthy, feel good. 3) (figuratively) to have power, be powerful. 4) (figuratively) apply, to prevail, to have influence, importance. 5) Be capable of, having the strength to be able to, contribute to, power. A) Saint Valentine (Latin: Valentinus) was a widely recognized third century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love. B) Pope Valentine (~800–827) was Pope for two months in 827. Born in Rome in the region of the Via Lata, Valentine was the son of a Roman noble called Leontius. C) Valentinus (~100–160) was the best known and for a time most successful early Christian gnostic theologian. He founded his school in Rome. According to Tertullian, Valentinus was a candidate for bishop of Rome but started his own group when another was chosen.