Verity: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Verity

Verity

Pronunciation: VEH-ri-tee (key)

Origin of the name Verity:

Taken from verity (a truth, a reality), which is derived from the Latin veritas (truth) via the Old French verite. The name was popularized by the 17th-century Puritans.

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Comments and insights on the name Verity: | Edit

I only have met people with this name in New Zealand and Australia.

I have a friend called Verity and she really is one of the most honest and truthful people I know! It is a pretty, yet strong, and quite unusual name. If it wasn't for my friend, I'd consider it for my own children.

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Although this is a noun in the English language, most people (Americans) to whom I have introduced my Verity have never heard the word and don't understand what I've said or what it means.

Nicknames for Verity: | Edit

Birdie (little kids actually think this is the correct pronunciation!)
Vee
Vivi
Ver
Very
Vera

Meanings and history of the name Verity: | Edit

Verity is an English virtue name meaning 'Truth'

Famous real-life people named Verity: | Edit

Verity Firth, Australian politician
Verity Lambert, English film and TV ("Dr. Who") producer

Verity in song, story & screen: | Edit

Verity, a character in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Verity Kindle, a main character in the Connie Willis novel "To Say Nothing of the Dog"
Verity Hunt, central character in Agatha Christie's last Miss Marple mystery, "Nemesis"
Verity, fictional character portrayed by Madonna in the James Bond film "Die Another Day"; Bond's fencing instructor
Verity Farseer (male), a character in Robin Hobb's "Assassin's Apprentice" trilogy
Damien Hirst's bronze "truth and justice" statue Verity in Ilfracombe, UK.

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