Truly name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Truly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Tru"ly
  1. 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.]
  2. Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.
  3. Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.
  4. Conformably to law; legally; legitimately."His innocent babe [is truly begotten." [Shak.]
  5. 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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. In accordance with truth or fact or reality ("she was now truly American")
  2. In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) ("a truly awful book")
  3. By right
  4. 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.

Notable Persons Named Truly

Notable Persons Named Truly

Truly Scrumptious

Truly Scrumptious is a fictional character.

Truly Shattuck

Truly Shattuck was a musical actress. Truly was born on July 27th, 1875 in San Miguel, California, U.S. She died on December 6th, 1954.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Truly

Notable Persons With the Last Name Truly

Richard H. Truly

Richard H. Truly is a test pilot.


Common last names for Truly

Common first names for Truly

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Truly U.S.
  White 59.24% 64.26%
  African American 36.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Truly

People with the last name Truly are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Truly

  • How Popular is the name Truly? Truly is the 12,898th most popular name of all time. As a last name Truly was the 59,324th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Truly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 766 babies born with the first name Truly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Truly to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Truly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Truly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Truly is Monday, December 30th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Truly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Truly was in 2019 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Truly Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Truly is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Truly: The name spelled backwards is Ylurt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrlut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Truly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 341 people with the last name Truly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Truly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Truly as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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