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What does Truman mean?

Truman Pronunciation of Truman [tru-man] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Truman is "loyal one". Uncommon, despite the fame of author Truman Capote or American President Harry S. Truman.

Associated with: old english, loyal (faithful), fame.


Truman has 3 variants: Trueman, Trumaine and Trumann.

Creative forms:
(male) Treman, Trumas, ..

(female) Truan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Truman Mylo (T.M.), ..

How popular is Truman?

Truman is a somewhat popular first name for males (#716 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#5807 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Truman reached its peak rank of #383 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is presently at #981. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Truman name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Truman outside U.S.

Similar Names

Truman is pronounced similarly to Tramain, Tramaine, Tramayne, Tremain, Tremaine and Tremayne. Other recommended names are Altman, Aman, Aran, Ardian, Arman, Arnan, Auban, Ayman, Beeman, Bradan, Bryan, Carman, Delman, Duran, Eaman, Erman, Euan, Eunan, Freeman, Freman, Garman, Gilman, Gorman, Hartman, Heman, Holman, Ieuan, Jerman, Juwan, Kaufman, Lehman, Lucan, Lukan, Naman, Neuman, Orjan, Orman, Redman, Suman, Talmon, Tan, Tannan, Taran, Tarun, Tasman, Tazman, Teagan, Tedman, Tegan, Teman, Tevan, Thoma, Thurman, Thurmon, Tienan, Tilman, Tilmann, Toran, Torean, Trai, Tremont, Trevan, Tristan, Trumball (see Trumble), Trumble, Trumbo, Tynan, Tyquan and Youman. These names tend to be less frequently used than Truman.

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