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Gender: M Meaning of Truman: "loyal one" Origin of Truman: English Truman's Popularity in 2012: #929

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Truman, an upstanding presidential name that radiates an aura of integrity and moral truth, values any parent would want for her child, seems definitely headed for a revival.

Also associated with writer Truman Capote, Truman was at its height of popularity in the early years of the twentieth century, around the time Capote was born. It reached its highest point--Number 248- in 1945, the year Harry Truman succeeded FDR.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson chose it for their son, and it's also the name of Martha Stewart's young grandson.

Truman Burbank was the ingenuous character played by Jim Carrey in "The Truman Show" and Truman was the surname of Will in "Will and Grace."

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Famous People Named Truman

Truman Capote, American author
Truman Handy Newberry, American businessman and politician
Truman Hanks, son of American actor Tom Hanks
President Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the Name Truman

Truman Motley (Mike and Mabel Motley's son in the comic strip 'Motley's Crew')

Truman Burbank (character on 'The Truman Show')

"The Truman Show," 1998 movie starring Jim Carrey

Trueman, Trumain, Trumaine, Trumann, Trumen