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

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Truman

Trueman, Trumain, Trumaine, Trumann, Trumen


Abbott Says:


I feel like this could be a really good middle name

MonikerWanderer Says:


I used to not like this name, but then I saw The Truman Show. It began to grow on me each time I heard it in that movie and it really seemed to work, and the sheer genius of the movie has made me like it. I probably wouldn't use it as a first name, because I'm not a fan of Harry Truman, but I think it would be a great honorific middle name for the movie.

headintheclouds Says:


I generally dislike surname names, and I didn't like Truman at first- especially with the -man ending that has ruined many a name for me (Herman!). But I became acquainted with a little boy named Truman whose family calls him Tru, and I really started warming up to it- it just sounds so great on him. Definitely one of the cases where a person influences your thoughts on a name, in a positive way.

Zuzana Says:


I think nn Tru is really nice

summer hunter Says:


I love the name Truman because of the Truman Show, which is one of my favorite movies. And Jim Carrey did an amazing job portraying Truman Burbank.