Valerius is the nomen of gens Valeria, one of the oldest patrician families of Rome. The name was in use throughout Roman history. In imperial times it was frequently treated as a personal name.

Possible Latin forms include, in the nominative:

  • Valerius, masculine singular
  • Valeria, feminine singular
  • Valerii, masculine plural
  • Valeriae, feminine plural
  • Valerianus, masculine adoptive
  • Valeriana, feminine adoptive

Read more about Valerius:  History, Branches of The Gens Valeria, Notable Members of The gens Valeria, Other Uses of The Name Valerius, Legendary Ancestor of Hungarian Royalty

Famous quotes containing the word valerius:

    Ye Cupids, droop each little head,
    Nor let your wings with joy be spread:
    My Lesbia’s favourite bird is dead,
    Whom dearer than her eyes she loved.
    Catullus [Gaius Valerius Catullus] (84–54 B.C.)

    The night discharged of all care
    Where wine may bear no sovereignty;
    The chaste wife wise, without debate;
    Such sleeps as may beguile the night;
    Contented with thine own estate;
    Neither wish death, nor fear his might.
    Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialus)

    I do not like you, Sabidius; I cannot say why.
    This only can I say: I do not like you.
    —Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104)