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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Truman

Truman Capote was a writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1943. Truman was given the name Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30th, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 25th, 1984.

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His career lasted from 1952 to 1970. Mark was given the name Truman Herron on July 8th, 1928 in Baxter, Tennessee, U.S. He passed away on January 13th, 1996.

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Truman Linden Chiles was a television actor. He was most active from 1954 to 2013. Truman was born on March 22nd, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He passed away on May 15th, 2013.

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Truman was born on August 21st, 1898. He died on May 21st, 1969.

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Truman Handy Newberry was a from Michigan, United States Senator, fromMichigan, and United States Senate. Truman was born on November 5th, 1864 in Detroit. He breathed his last breath on October 3rd, 1945.

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Truman was born on February 8th, 1905. He died on July 28th, 1974.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Truman

Harry S. Truman was a 33rd President of the United States, 34th Vice President of the United States, Presiding Judge of Jackson County, Missouri, and List of county executives of Jackson County. He holds the title Harry S. Truman's Farewell Address. His military service ended in 1911. Harry was born on May 8th, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on December 26th, 1972.

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Bess Truman was a First Lady of the United States and Second Lady of the United States. Bess was born on February 13th, 1885 in Independence, Missouri. She died on October 18th, 1982.

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Margaret Truman was a biography, autobiography, and mystery fiction writer. Margaret was given the name Mary Margaret Truman on February 17th, 1924 in Independence, Missouri. She passed away on January 29th, 2008.

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Harry Randall Truman was a caretaker of mount st. helens lodge. Harry was born on October 30th, 1896 in Ivydale, Clay County, West Virginia, US. He died on May 18th, 1980.

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Will Truman is an attorney at law.

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Martha was given the name Martha Ellen Young on November 25th, 1852 in Jackson County, Missouri. She died on July 26th, 1947.

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How popular is the baby name Truman in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 20 0 20
1882 17 0 17
1883 21 0 21
1884 15 0 15
1885 17 0 17
1886 14 0 14
1887 8 0 8
1888 18 0 18
1889 13 0 13
1890 18 0 18
1891 22 0 22
1892 16 0 16
1893 18 0 18
1894 19 0 19
1895 15 0 15
1896 20 0 20
1897 14 0 14
1898 16 0 16
1899 9 0 9
1900 25 0 25
1901 15 0 15
1902 20 0 20
1903 19 0 19
1904 39 5 34
1905 30 0 30
1906 31 0 31
1907 30 0 30
1908 38 0 38
1909 34 0 34
1910 39 0 39
1911 50 0 50
1912 82 0 82
1913 146 0 146
1914 162 0 162
1915 202 0 202
1916 219 0 219
1917 225 0 225
1918 245 5 240
1919 225 0 225
1920 262 0 262
1921 244 6 238
1922 245 0 245
1923 217 5 212
1924 240 0 240
1925 265 5 260
1926 221 0 221
1927 241 0 241
1928 198 0 198
1929 217 0 217
1930 202 0 202
1931 197 0 197
1932 183 0 183
1933 196 0 196
1934 203 0 203
1935 198 0 198
1936 176 0 176
1937 194 0 194
1938 168 0 168
1939 174 0 174
1940 210 0 210
1941 164 0 164
1942 170 0 170
1943 213 0 213
1944 197 0 197
1945 540 0 540
1946 286 0 286
1947 204 0 204
1948 160 0 160
1949 158 0 158
1950 119 0 119
1951 76 0 76
1952 71 0 71
1953 71 0 71
1954 73 0 73
1955 64 0 64
1956 51 0 51
1957 58 0 58
1958 50 0 50
1959 39 0 39
1960 70 0 70
1961 53 0 53
1962 51 0 51
1963 56 0 56
1964 51 0 51
1965 66 0 66
1966 46 0 46
1967 56 0 56
1968 59 0 59
1969 62 0 62
1970 57 0 57
1971 77 0 77
1972 51 0 51
1973 43 0 43
1974 45 0 45
1975 38 0 38
1976 49 0 49
1977 54 0 54
1978 39 0 39
1979 37 0 37
1980 37 0 37
1981 33 0 33
1982 29 0 29
1983 37 0 37
1984 41 0 41
1985 52 0 52
1986 42 0 42
1987 47 0 47
1988 22 0 22
1989 46 0 46
1990 50 0 50
1991 51 0 51
1992 44 0 44
1993 70 0 70
1994 78 0 78
1995 78 0 78
1996 106 0 106
1997 95 0 95
1998 115 0 115
1999 118 0 118
2000 145 0 145
2001 130 0 130
2002 140 0 140
2003 158 0 158
2004 175 0 175
2005 167 0 167
2006 194 0 194
2007 202 0 202
2008 175 0 175
2009 174 0 174
2010 197 0 197
2011 183 0 183
2012 220 0 220
2013 209 0 209
2014 221 0 221
2015 211 0 211
2016 193 0 193
2017 175 0 175

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Popularity of Truman as a first name

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Popularity of Truman as a last name

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Common last names for Truman

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Hill
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Young
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Allen
  • Cox

Common first names for Truman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Truman U.S.
  White 88.93% 64.26%
  African American 5.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Truman

People with the last name Truman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Truman

  • What name lists does Truman rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Truman? Truman is the 1,996th most popular name of all time. As a last name Truman was the 6,195th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Truman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,933 babies born with the first name Truman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Truman to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Truman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Truman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Truman is Tuesday, January 19th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Truman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Truman was in 1945 with a total of 540 babies.
  • Random Truman Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Truman is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 18 babies in California have the same name as you in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Truman: Your name in reverse order is Namurt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnrmua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Truman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,521 people with the last name Truman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Truman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Truman as their last name.

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