A Roman cognomen, notably borne by Publius Licinius Valerianus, a Roman emperor.
Other Word Forms of Valerian
Origin of Valerian
Middle English from Old French valeriane from Medieval Latin valeriāna probably from feminine of Latin Valeriānus , of Valeria, Roman province where the plant originated
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Russian Валериа́н (Valerián).
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