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Gender: Male Meaning of Truman: "loyal one" Origin of Truman: English

The name Truman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "loyal one". Truman and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Family Heritage Generation Dice CAF - Round 9 of 12".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Truman

Truman Garcia Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons), American novelist
Truman Handy Newberry, U.S. Senator from Michigan
Truman Smith, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Truman Hempel "Ted" Landon, U.S Air Force general in WWII
Truman Seymour, U.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. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Truman

Truman Burbank, main character in film "The Truman Show"
Truman Motley, Mike and Mabel Motley's son in comic strip "Motley's Crew"
Truman Lester, character in film "A Good Baby"
Will Truman, character on TV's "Will and Grace"
Truman High School, school in"Bring It On" the musical

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