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

The name Verity is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "truth". Verity and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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Famous People Named Verity

Verity Eileen Bargate, English novelist and theatre director
Verity Helen Firth, Australian politician
Verity Keays, English pop singer
Verity Ann Lambert, English TV producer
Verity Long-Droppert, Australian softball player
Verity Price, South African singer-songwriter
Verity Charlotte Rushworth, English actress
Verity Sharp, English radio presenter
Verity Anne Simmons, Australian netball player
Verity Beatrice Snook-Larby, Scottish race walker
Verity Stob, pen name of a British humor columnist
Verity Susman, English musician of band Electrelane
Cassandra Verity Green, knitwear 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)

Pop Culture References for the name Verity

Verity, character in Iain M. Banks's "The Crow Road"
Verity Poldark, character in the Poldark series
Verity, shop assistant in 'Weasley's Wizard Wheezes' in the Harry Potter series
Verity Hunt, character in Agatha Christie's novel "Nemesis"
Verity Hawkyard, a religious bigot, trustee to Silverman in "George Silverman's Explanation" (1868) by Charles Dickens
Verity Willis, character in Marvel's Agent of Asgard comics
Verity "Vet," character in Irvine Welsh's "Maribou Stork Nightmares"
Verity Pushpram, character in Sir Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels
Verity Birdwood, main character in mystery novels by Jennifer Rowe
Verity Heathbar, character in an episode of TV's "The Simpsons"
Verity Wade, character in film "A Lion is in the Streets"
Verity Marshall, main character on Australian TV series "Marshall Law"
Verity Henderson, character in 1973 film "The House in Nightmare Park"
Verity Asherton, main character in "Verity of Sydney Town" by Ruth C. Williams
"Code Name Verity," novel 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
Lake Verity, location in video games Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, and Pokémon Platinum
Verity, character on TV's "The Exorcist"
Verity Kindle, main female character in Connie Willis's scifi time travel novel "To Say Nothing of the Dog"
Verity Price, character in Seanan McGuire's "InCryptid" series

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