Meaning and Origin
What does the name Truly mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from California, U.S. says the name Truly means "Honesty".
- In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented."I can not truly say how I came here." [Shak.]
- Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
- Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
- Conformably to law; legally; legitimately."His innocent babe [is truly begotten." [Shak.]
- In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth."Beauty is excelled by manly grace And wisdom, which alone is truly fair." [Milton.]
Etymology: From True
- In accordance with truth or fact or reality ("she was now truly American")
- In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) ("a truly awful book")
- By right
- With sincerity; without pretense ("we are truly sorry for the inconvenience")
From Middle English truely, treuly, treuli, trewely, treoweliche, treowliche, from Old English trēowlīċe (“faithfully; truly”), equivalent to true + -ly. Cognate with Dutch trouwelijk, Middle Low German truwlike, German treulich, Swedish trolig, Icelandic trygglega.