"loyal one"

Truman Origin and Meaning

The name Truman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "loyal one".

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

Also associated with writer Truman Capote, Truman was at the height of its popularity in the early twentieth century, around the time Capote was born. It reached its highest point—Number 249—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.

# 981 in the US

Truman Rank in US Top 1000

# 1407 on Nameberry

Truman Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Truman Popularity

Famous People Named Truman

  • Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons)American novelist
  • Truman Handy NewberryU.S. Senator from Michigan
  • Truman SmithU.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • Truman Hempel "Ted" LandonU.S Air Force general in WWII
  • Truman SeymourU.S. Civil War general
  • Truman Theodore Hanks (b. 1995)son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
  • Truman Stewart (b. 2012)son of Alexis Stewart; grandson of lifestyle guru Martha Stewart
  • Harry S. Truman33rd President of the United States

Truman in Pop Culture

  • Truman Burbankmain character in film "The Truman Show"
  • Truman MotleyMike and Mabel Motley's son in comic strip "Motley's Crew"
  • Truman Lestercharacter in film "A Good Baby"
  • Will Trumancharacter on TV's "Will and Grace"
  • Truman High Schoolschool in"Bring It On" the musical
  • Truman Tomtencharacter on TV's "The Noddy Shop"
  • Truman Xmain character in the animated series “The X’s”