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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Verity mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Verity

"Verity" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Truth". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ver"i*ty
  1. The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact; truth; reality."The verityof certain words." [Shak.]"It is a proposition of eternal verity, that none can govern while he is despised." [South.]
  2. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality."Mark what I say, which you shall find By every syllable a faithful verity." [Shak.]

Etymology: F. vérité, L. veritas, fr. verus true. See Very

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
  2. Conformity to reality or actuality
  1. A female given name derived from the Latin for truth; one of the Puritan virtue names.

Notable Persons Named Verity

Verity Lambert was a television, film producer, television producer, and televisionandfilm producer. Verity was born on November 27th, 1935 in London. Verity is also known as Ann. She left this life on November 22nd, 2007.


Verity Rushworth is an actor and actress. Verity was given the name Verity Charlotte Rushworth on August 15th, 1985 in Bradford, England.


Verity Firth is a Minister for Education, Training, Minister for Climate Change, the Environment, Minister for Women, Minister for Education (New South Wales), Minister for the Environment (New South Wales), and Minister for Health (New South Wales). Verity was given the name Verity Helen Firth on August 28th, 1973.


Verity Barton is a Queensland Legislative. Verity was born on August 6th, 1985 in Leeds, United Kingdom.


Verity was born on September 17th, 1952.


Verity Stob is a software developer and author. Verity was born in United Kingdom.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Verity

Hedley Verity was a cricketer. Hedley was born on May 18th, 1905 in Headingley. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1943.


Andrew was born on April 8th, 1969.


Anthony was born on February 25th, 1939.


C. William Verity was an office holder. C. was born on January 26th, 1917 in Middletown, Ohio, U.S. They breathed their last breath on January 3rd, 2007.


His military service ended in 1965.


Verity is a singer, songwriter, actress, and motivational speaker. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. Verity was given the name Verity Price on May 16th, 1975 in Mutare.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 6 6 0
1973 8 8 0
1974 7 7 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 17 17 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 6 6 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 12 12 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 9 9 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 10 10 0
1998 13 13 0
1999 7 7 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 15 15 0
2002 16 16 0
2003 12 12 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 16 16 0
2006 19 19 0
2007 41 41 0
2008 29 29 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 46 46 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 52 52 0
2013 55 55 0
2014 59 59 0
2015 60 60 0
2016 72 72 0

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Popularity of Verity as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Verity U.S.
  White 92.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Verity

People with the last name Verity are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Verity

  • How Popular is the name Verity? Verity is the 11,674th most popular name of all time. As a last name Verity was the 24,685th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Verity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 830 babies born with the first name Verity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Verity to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Verity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Verity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Verity is Sunday, April 16th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Verity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Verity was in 2016 with a total of 72 babies.
  • Random Verity Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Verity is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Verity: Your name in reverse order is Ytirev. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrtevi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Verity? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,011 people with the last name Verity.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Verity? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Verity as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.