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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 Vintage Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Verity using our baby name generator.

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
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

Verita, Verety, Veritie, Veretie


cheesy-biscuit Says:


I love this but it reminds me of Velvety.

MargotBear Says:


We call my little sister ‘Ty’. Pronounced like a ‘tying shoelaces’. Her nickname actually suits her more than her name!

Niamhdd27 Says:


Loving this name!

autumnreverie Says:


Ver (vair)

letmein Says:


I only like it for a character.

David Fischer Says:


We just named our daughter Verity and use Vera for short.

Miri Says:


I love this name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name, perfect meaning, adore this

LavenderLullabies Says:


If I ever have a daughter, her name will be Verity Ruth. I am in LOVE with this name.

kkilgallon Says:


I hate that! I find that I'm starting to like a lot of names that start with "Mel" but I could never give one of my daughters these names because of Melissas I have known and never got along with and many had "Mel" as their nicknames. We could be the better persons, give our children these names, and just raise them better lol

Haids1987 Says:


It's a shame for me because this name is really cool, but I went to high school with a Verity and she was kind of full of herself. So now I have negative connotations with this name.

junoblue Says:


We call my little sister Verity Vee which is a bit of a nickname. Verity is pretty enough on it's own. I suppose you could use Vera or Rita if you wanted. Vivi is a bit of a stretch but useable.

MaryKathryn Says:


It's growing on me. Could you give Verity a nickname?

Lola Says:


Nice idea, but it unfortunately seems like it will go out of style soon and become another Kimberly or Stephanie.

Catastroffy Says:


Verity, to me, wears glistening earrings, and sips equally glistening champagne. Some might not consider that a positive asset, now that I think of it, but I don't.
There's nothing wrong with the name, though, and it certainly has a lovely meaning; I just happen to have a negative image of it.

headintheclouds Says:


I like the idea of virtue names, though the only conventional one I like for girls is Grace. Verity is an interesting take on them, and I love its meaning of truth. The name itself sounds adorably vintage + dignified, and fresh-sounding enough that it's ripe for revival. There's a nice ring to Verity, and I like that there aren't obvious nicknames to it; I only like it in its full form, or Vera as a nickname.

Guest Says:


I LOVE this word.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I don't like this name very much.