Name: Valmont

Origin and Meaning of the Name Valmont

  • Meaning:
    Hill of the vale
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  • Pronunciation:
    (vahl MOHN)
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    Itself (Valmont)
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Miscellaneous Info for Valmont

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    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Surname derived from topographic terms "vale" and "hill".

    Valmont is the surname of a famous literary character from the French epistolary novel "Les Liaisons dangereuses" (Dangerous Liaisons) by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in 1782.

    It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, all the while enjoying their cruel games. It also depicts the decadence of the French aristocracy shortly before the French Revolution; thus it is seen as a work that exposes the perversions of the so-called Ancien Régime.

    The film "Cruel Intentions" is a modern version of this story.

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