Place Name VALENCIA

TYPE: Settlement & Region

Meaning & History

The name of a city and surrounding region in eastern Spain, originally named in Latin Valentia (Edetanorum) meaning "strength (of the Edetani people)", and derived from Latin valentius "strength, vigour", from valens "strong, vigourous". Besides the city in Spain, this is also the name of a city in Venezuala.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Valentia (Ancient Roman), València (Catalan), Valence (French)
SAME SPELLING: València