Origin: Latin
34 famous people named Verity found on Wikipedia.
1013 female in US.
Most recent ranking: 1840-th in year 2018
Best ranking: 1840-th in year 2018
Used in: English


Verity (alias Veretie, Verety, Verita, Veritie, etc.) is a female first name and a surname. As a first name it derives from the Latin feminine noun veritas, meaning "truth". It is thus an equivalent of Alethea, a female first name first used in England circa 1585, derived from the ancient and modern Greek feminine noun αλήθεια (pronounced "al-ee-thia"), meaning "truth". It was adopted in England as a Puritan virtue name, truthfulness being considered as a desirable attribute especially in a female. Verity was one of the most popular first names given to girls in Australia. It is especially associated with parts of Yorkshire and Northern England. Verity is also a surname, which may have more ancient unrelated origins, possibly being a corruption of a similar word.

Late 14c., from Anglo-French and Old French verite "truth, sincerity, loyalty" (12c.), from Latin veritatem (nominative veritas) "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (from PIE root *were-o- "true, trustworthy"). Modern French vérité, literally "truth," was borrowed into English 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.

Truth, reality.

Famous People: 34 found on Wikipedia.
Popularity Name Birth Year Description
1 Verity Lambert 1935 English television and film producer
2 Verity Rushworth 1985 British actress
3 Hedley Verity 1905 Cricket player of England.
4 Gary Verity 1964
5 Verity Sharp 1970 British radio presenter
6 Verity Firth 1973 Australian politician
7 Andrew Verity 1969 British financial journalist
8 Claire Verity British baby care professional
9 Verity Marshall British actress
10 Verity Barton 1985 Australian politician
11 Verity Stob 1963 Satirical IT columnist
12 Verity Burgmann 1952 Australian academic and activist
13 Anthony Verity 1939 British educationalist
14 Verity Price 1975 South African musician
15 Verity James Australian radio personality
16 Thomas Verity 1837 English architect
17 Hugh Verity 1918 British writer
18 Jah Verity 1976 Burkinabé singer
19 Simon Verity 1945 British sculptor
20 Verity Bargate 1940 British writer and theatre director
21 Verity Simmons 1991 Australian netballer
22 Ruggero Verity 1883 Italian entomologist
23 Frank Verity 1864 English architect
24 Terence Verity 1913 British art director and architect
25 Kevin Verity English footballer and manager
26 Danny Verity 1980 English footballer
27 George Douglas Verity 1933 British cricketer
28 Charlotte Verity 1954 British painter
29 Verity Long-Droppert Softball player
30 Verity Snook-Larby 1970 Race walker
31 Dave Verity English footballer
32 Erwin Verity Producer and executive producer
33 John Verity
34 Arthur Wilson Verity 1863