True name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of True

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  1. According to a user from Sri Lanka, the name True means "A being that expresses".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective True
  1. Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts.
  2. Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original."Making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time." [Sir W. Scott.]
  3. Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or perfidious; as, a true friend; a wife true to her husband; an officer true to his charge."Thy so true, So faithful, love unequaled." [Milton.]"Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie." [Herbert.]
  4. Actual; not counterfeit, adulterated, or pretended; genuine; pure; real; as, true balsam; true love of country; a true Christian."The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." [John i. 9.]" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance." [Pope.]
  5. [Biol] Genuine; real; not deviating from the essential characters of a class; as, a lizard is a true reptile; a whale is a true, but not a typical, mammal.

Note: True is sometimes used elliptically for It is true.

Etymology: OE. trewe, AS. treówe faithful, true, from treów fidelity, faith, troth; akin to OFries. triuwe, adj., treuwa, n., OS. triuwi, adj., trewa, n., D. trouw, adj. & n., G. treu, adj., treue, n., OHG. gitriuwi, adj., triuwa (n.), Icel. tryggr, adj., Dan. tro, adj. & n., Sw. trogen, adj., tro, n., Goth. triggws, adj., triggwa, n., trauan to trust, OPruss druwis faith. Cf. Trow Trust Truth

adverb True
In accordance with truth; truly.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment ("out of true")
  2. Make level, square, balanced, or concentric ("true up the cylinder of an engine")
  3. Accurately placed or thrown ("his aim was true")
  4. Accurately fitted; level ("the window frame isn't quite true")
  5. Devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth ("true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them")
  6. In tune; accurate in pitch ("a true note")
  7. Expressing or given to expressing the truth ("a true statement")
  8. Having a legally established claim ("the true and lawful king")
  9. Determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles ("true north is geographic north")
  10. Rightly so called ("true courage", "a spirit which true men have always admired", and "a true friend")
  11. Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed ("true grief")
  12. Consistent with fact or reality; not false ("the story is true", "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true", and "the true meaning of the statement")
  13. Worthy of being depended on ("he was true to his word" and "I would be true for there are those who trust me")
  14. Conforming to definitive criteria ("the horseshoe crab is not a true crab" and "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician")
  15. As acknowledged ("true, she is the smartest in her class")

From Middle English trewe, from Old English trīewe, (Mercian) trēowe (“trusty, faithful”), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (compare Saterland Frisian trjou (“honest”), Dutch getrouw and trouw, German treu, Norwegian and Swedish trygg (“safe, secure’”), from pre-Germanic *drewh₂yos, from Proto-Indo-European *drewh₂- (“steady, firm”) (compare Irish dearbh (“sure”), Old Prussian druwis (“faith”), Ancient Greek δροόν (droón, “firm”)), extension of *dóru (“tree”). More at tree.

For the semantic development, compare Latin robustus (“tough”) from robur (“red oak”).

  1. (uncountable) The state of being in alignment.
  2. (uncountable, obsolete) Truth.
  3. (countable, obsolete) A pledge or truce.

true was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Middle English, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named True

Notable Persons Named True

True O'Brien

True was given the name True Laurita O'Brien on February 28th, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

True Boardman

True Boardman was a stage and film actor. He was most active from 1911 to 1919. True was born on April 21st, 1882 in Oakland, California. He breathed his last breath on September 28th, 1918.


TRUE was given the name David John Riggins in 1968 in Los Angeles.

True Eames Boardman

True Eames Boardman was a scriptwriter and actor. He was most prominent from 1912 to 1974. True was given the name William True Boardman, Jr. on October 25th, 1909 in Seattle. True is also known as True Boardman, Boardman, and William True. He left this life on July 28th, 2003.

True Davidson

True Davidson was a --05- 1st Mayor ofEast York, and 9th Reeve of East York Township. True was born on April 19th, 1901 in Hudson, Quebec. She left this life on September 18th, 1978.

True Haviland Oliver

True was born on January 25th, 1881 in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, Canada. He passed away on October 21st, 1957.


Notable Persons With the Last Name True

Notable Persons With the Last Name True

Andrea True

Andrea True was a disco actor and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 2005. Andrea was given the name Andrea Marie Truden on July 26th, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee. She left this life on November 7th, 2011.

Rachel True

Rachel True is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1991. Rachel was given the name Rachel India True on November 15th, 1966 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Jim True-Frost

Jim True-Frost is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Jim was given the name Jim True on July 31st, 1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S. Jim is also known as True and Jim.

Micah True

Micah was born on November 10th, 1953 in Oakland, California. Micah is also known as Micah True and Caballo Blanco. He breathed his last breath on March 27th, 2012.

Ben True

Ben was born on December 29th, 1985 in North Yarmouth, Maine.

Everett True

Everett True is a musician. He was most active from 1982 to present. Everett was given the name Jeremy Andrew Thackray on April 21st, 1961 in Chelmsford.

  • Sarah True
  • Clarence Fagan True
  • Frederick William True
  • Philip True
  • Arthur L. True
    Member of the Washington House of Representatives for the 2nd District

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity True U.S.
  White 91.99% 64.26%
  African American 1.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name True

People with the last name True are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name True

  • How Popular is the name True? True is the 6,439th most popular name of all time. As a last name True was the 4,303rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name True have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,280 babies born with the first name True in the United States. That's more than enough people named True to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named True? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was True first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name True is Tuesday, January 13th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named True born? The highest recorded use of the first name True was in 2019 with a total of 148 babies.
  • Random True Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name True is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name True: The name spelled backwards is Eurt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Erut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name True? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,261 people with the last name True.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of True? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have True as their last name.
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