Verity Origin and Meaning

The name Verity is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "truth".

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.

# 292 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Verity

  • Verity Eileen BargateEnglish novelist and theatre director
  • Verity Helen FirthAustralian politician
  • Verity KeaysEnglish pop singer
  • Verity Ann LambertEnglish TV producer
  • Verity LongDroppert, Australian softball player
  • Verity PriceSouth African singer,songwriter
  • Verity Charlotte RushworthEnglish actress
  • Verity SharpEnglish radio presenter
  • Verity Anne SimmonsAustralian netball player
  • Verity Beatrice SnookLarby, Scottish race walker
  • Verity Stobpen name of a British humor columnist
  • Verity SusmanEnglish musician of band Electrelane
  • Cassandra Verity Greenknitwear designer
  • Verity Marion Jann (b. 2014)daughter of actors Michael Patrick Jann and Lisa LoCicero
  • Verity Leigh Cook (b. 1971)daughter of singer and actor David Essex (born David Cook)

Verity in Pop Culture

  • Veritycharacter in Iain M. Banks's "The Crow Road"
  • Verity Poldarkcharacter in the Poldark series
  • Verityshop assistant in 'Weasley's Wizard Wheezes' in the Harry Potter series
  • Verity Huntcharacter in Agatha Christie's novel "Nemesis"
  • Verity Hawkyarda religious bigot, trustee to Silverman in "George Silverman's Explanation" (1868) by Charles Dickens
  • Verity Willischaracter in Marvel's Agent of Asgard comics
  • Verity "Vet" character in Irvine Welsh's "Maribou Stork Nightmares"
  • Verity Pushpramcharacter in Sir Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels
  • Verity Birdwoodmain character in mystery novels by Jennifer Rowe
  • Verity Heathbarcharacter in an episode of TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Verity Wadecharacter in film "A Lion is in the Streets"
  • Verity Marshallmain character on Australian TV series "Marshall Law"
  • Verity Hendersoncharacter in 1973 film "The House in Nightmare Park"
  • Verity Ashertonmain character in "Verity of Sydney Town" by Ruth C. Williams
  • "Code Name Verity" novel by Elizabeth Wein
  • Lake Veritylocation in video games Pok√©mon Diamond, Pok√©mon Pearl, and Pok√©mon Platinum
  • Veritycharacter on TV's "The Exorcist"
  • Verity Kindlemain female character in Connie Willis's scifi time travel novel "To Say Nothing of the Dog"
  • Verity Pricecharacter in Seanan McGuire's "InCryptid" series