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Gender: F Meaning of Verity: "truth" Origin of Verity: Latin

If you love Puritan virtue names and want to move beyond Hope and Faith and Grace, this is a wonderful choice, both for its meaning and its sound. A rare find here, though occasionally heard in England. It was used in Winston Graham's Poldark novels, was Madonna's name as James Bond's fencing instructor in Die Another Day, and made a brief appearance in Harry Potter. Not to mention being a fixture on British and Australian soaps. Verity also appears in one of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries.

We love the newer sounding three-syllable, 'y'-ending virtue names, and Verity is one of the best.

Famous People Named Verity

Verity Lambert, founding Dr. Who producer
Cassandra Verity Green, knitwear designer

Pop Culture References for the name Verity

Character in Iain M. Banks's "The Crow Road"
Verity Poldark, character in the Poldark books and T.V series
Character in the sixth "Harry Potter" book
A character in Agatha Christie's novel "Nemesis"
Verity Hawkyard, a religious bigot, trustee to Silverman in "George Silverman's Explanation" (1868), a short story by Charles Dickens
Character (abbreviated to "Vet") in Irvine Welsh's "Maribou Stork Nightmares"
Verity Pushpram, character in Sir Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels
The alias of principal character in book "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein
Sounds like the Hungarian surname Varady: habitational name for someone from one of the various places called Varad (from var ‘castle’) in Arad, Bars, Bihar, Marosszek, Nyitra, and Somogy counties.

Verita, Verety, Veritie, Veretie