Over the past two centuries Valaskovce has been known by a handful of names, all but one of are variations on the word 'valaske', which was a peculiar type of ax used by shepherds. The Hungarian name, Pasztorhegy, translates as 'shepherd mountain.' Following is a list of the village names and the dates they were used*:
1786 Walaszka, Walaszkocz
1808 Valaskocz, Walasskowce
1863, 1888-1902 Valaskoc
1920-1937, 1953--[current] Valaskovce
Nazvy Obci na Slovensku za Ostatnych Duesto Rokov, by Milan Majtan
Held in the Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.