Valeska Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Valeska
Leska, Valesk, and Val.
- Meanings and history of the name Valeska
A German name most likely of Slavic origin, appearing in formerly Slavic families in Silesia. The popularity of the name recently and in Latin America most likely comes from Maria Walewska (pronounced "Valefska"), the lover of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sometimes incorrectly considered a pet form of Vladislava, but this use is very uncommon.
- Famous real-life people named Valeska
Valeska Surratt (1882-1962), American stage and silent film actress
Valeska von Gallwitz (1833–1888), German writer
Valeska Gert (1892–c. 1978), German dancer and cabaret artist
Valeska Menezes (born 1976), Brazilian volleyball player
Valeska Röver (1849–1931), German painter
Valeska Saab (born 1984), Ecuadorian politician, charity worker, model and beauty pageant titleholder
Valeska Steiner (born 1986), Swiss singer and member of the duo Boy
Valeska Stock (1887–1966), German actress
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