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Gender: male
Pronunciation: TROO-man, TRU-min
Meaning: loyal one, honest, faithful man
Related Names: Tru, Trueman, Trumain, Trumaine, Trumann, Trumayne

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: truman Origin: English,, Meaning (no case): loyal one, honest, faithful man



The name Truman derives from Old English meaning “loyal one,” “faithful man,” “trusty man” or “honest.” It originates from the Devon region in southwest England. The German version of Truman is “Trumann.”


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Truman ranked as the 716th most popular male first name and the 5,293rd most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names from the 1880s through the mid 1950s and only intermittently since.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names three out of seven year from 2000 through 2006, when it ranked 943rd.

United States Popularity of the boy's name Truman in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:943rd
  • Year: 2005 Rank:DNR
  • Year: 2004 Rank:958th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:999th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:DNR
  • Year: 2001 Rank:DNR
  • Year: 2000 Rank:DNR

DNR – Did Not Rank in Top 1,000.


  • “Truman” is a name given to babies of celebrities Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks. [1]
  • “Truman” is the name of a city in southern Minnesota, USA.
  • The “Truman Doctrine” was a 1947 political declaration by President Truman which called for economic and military support of Greece and Turkey against the communist Soviet Union. [1]


  • The Truman Show was a 1998 dramatic movie starring Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, which was nominated for three Academy Awards (Oscars) for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” (Ed Harris), “Best Director” (Peter Weir) and “Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen” (Andrew Niccol). The movie was about a man who was the star of a reality television show his entire life, unbeknownst to him, until he started to figure out that everyone in his life were actors and actresses. [1]
  • Tru Calling was the name of a 21st century television show starring Eliza Dushku as Tru Davies. [1]


  • Harry S. Truman – Thirty third President of the United States of America who was thrown into the spotlight revolving around the secret Manhattan Project (involving the development of the first nuclear weapon) when then President Roosevelt died eighty-two days into his term. [1]
  • Truman Capote – 20th century American author who is most well known for his works Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which was adapted into a film in 1967 and was nominated for four Academy Awards (Oscars). [1]



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about TrumanRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning loyal one, honest, faithful man  +
Meaningnc loyal one, honest, faithful man  +
Name truman  +
Origin English  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation TROO-man, TRU-min  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Tru  +, Trueman  +, Trumain  +, Trumaine  +, Trumann  +, and Trumayne  +
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