Truman name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Truman

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  1. Elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)
  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Truman

Notable Persons Named Truman

Truman Capote

Truman Capote was a writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1943. Truman was given the name Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30th, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 25th, 1984.

Mark Herron

His career lasted from 1952 to 1970. Mark was given the name Truman Herron on July 8th, 1928 in Baxter, Tennessee, U.S. He passed away on January 13th, 1996.

Truman Linden Chiles

Truman Linden Chiles was a television actor. He was most active from 1954 to 2013. Truman was born on March 22nd, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He passed away on May 15th, 2013.

Truman Bethurum

Truman was born on August 21st, 1898. He died on May 21st, 1969.

Truman Handy Newberry

Truman Handy Newberry was a from Michigan, United States Senator, fromMichigan, and United States Senate. Truman was born on November 5th, 1864 in Detroit. He breathed his last breath on October 3rd, 1945.

Truman Bradley

Truman was born on February 8th, 1905. He died on July 28th, 1974.

  • Truman Seymour
    Military Person
  • Truman C. Everts
    Assessor of Internal Revenue for the Montana Territory
  • Truman Head
    Military Person
  • Truman Smith
    Member of the
  • Truman Heminway Aldrich
  • Truman Henry Safford
  • Truman H. Landon
  • Truman B. Ransom
    Norwich University
  • Truman Smith Baxter
    Mayor of Vancouver
  • Truman Howe Bartlett
  • Truman Spangrud
  • Truman N. Burrill
  • Truman White

Notable Persons With the Last Name Truman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Truman

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was a 33rd President of the United States, 34th Vice President of the United States, Presiding Judge of Jackson County, Missouri, and List of county executives of Jackson County. He holds the title Harry S. Truman's Farewell Address. His military service ended in 1911. Harry was born on May 8th, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on December 26th, 1972.

Bess Truman

Bess Truman was a First Lady of the United States and Second Lady of the United States. Bess was born on February 13th, 1885 in Independence, Missouri. She died on October 18th, 1982.

Margaret Truman

Margaret Truman was a biography, autobiography, and mystery fiction writer. Margaret was given the name Mary Margaret Truman on February 17th, 1924 in Independence, Missouri. She passed away on January 29th, 2008.

Harry Randall Truman

Harry Randall Truman was a caretaker of mount st. helens lodge. Harry was born on October 30th, 1896 in Ivydale, Clay County, West Virginia, US. He died on May 18th, 1980.

Will Truman

Will Truman is an attorney at law.

Martha Ellen Young Truman

Martha was given the name Martha Ellen Young on November 25th, 1852 in Jackson County, Missouri. She died on July 26th, 1947.


Common last names for Truman

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Hill
  • Anderson
  • Clark
  • Young
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Allen
  • Cox

Common first names for Truman

  • James
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • George
  • John
  • Ruth
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Arthur
  • Thomas
  • Donald

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Truman U.S.
  White 88.93% 64.26%
  African American 5.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Truman

People with the last name Truman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Truman

  • What name lists does Truman rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Truman? Truman is the 2,016th most popular name of all time. As a last name Truman was the 6,195th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Truman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,253 babies born with the first name Truman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Truman to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Truman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Truman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Truman is Tuesday, January 19th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Truman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Truman was in 1945 with a total of 540 babies.
  • Random Truman Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Truman is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Truman: The name spelled backwards is Namurt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Umratn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Truman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,521 people with the last name Truman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Truman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Truman as their last name.
  • Truman name meaning

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