Trust name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Trust

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  1. A user from Canada says the name Trust is of Nigerian origin and means "As a person's name. Shortened form of 'Trust in Jehovah' based on the Bible at Proverbs chapter 3 verse 5".
  2. A user from Georgia, U.S. says the name Trust is of English origin and means "Gift of Gods".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Trust
  1. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance."O ever-failing trustin mortal strength!" [Milton.]"Most take things upon trust." [Locke.]
  2. Credit given; especially, delivery of property or merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, to sell or buy goods on trust .
  3. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief."Such trusthave we through Christ."2 Cor. iii. 4."His trust was with the Eternal to be deemed Equal in strength." [Milton.]
  4. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
  5. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office."I] serve him truly that will put me in trust." [Shak.]"Reward them well, if they observe their trust." [Denham.]
  6. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope."O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth." [Ps. lxxi. 5.]
  7. [Law] An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the cestui que trust.
  8. An equitable right or interest in property distinct from the legal ownership thereof; a use (as it existed before the Statute of Uses); also, a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another. Trusts are active, or special express implied constructive, etc. In a passive trust the trustee simply has title to the trust property, while its control and management are in the beneficiary.
  9. A business organization or combination consisting of a number of firms or corporations operating, and often united, under an agreement creating a trust (in sense 1), esp. one formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; often, opprobriously, a combination formed for the purpose of controlling or monopolizing a trade, industry, or business, by doing acts in restraint or trade; as, a sugar trust . A trust may take the form of a corporation or of a body of persons or corporations acting together by mutual arrangement, as under a contract or a so-called gentlemen's agreement. When it consists of corporations it may be effected by putting a majority of their stock either in the hands of a board of trustees (whence the name trust for the combination) or by transferring a majority to a holding company. The advantages of a trust are partly due to the economies made possible in carrying on a large business, as well as the doing away with competition. In the United States severe statutes against trusts have been passed by the Federal government and in many States, with elaborate statutory definitions.
    synonyms: Confidence; belief; faith; hope; expectation.

Etymology: OE. trust trost, Icel. traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tröst comfort, consolation, G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true. See True, and cf. Tryst

adjective Trust
Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
verb Trust
  1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us."I will never trust his word after." [Shak.]"He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived." [Johnson.]
  2. To give credence to; to believe; to credit." Trust me, you look well." [Shak.]
  3. To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object."I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face." [2 John 12.]"We trustwe have a good conscience." [Heb. xiii. 18.]
  4. to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something."Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust, Now to suspect is vain." [Dryden.]
  5. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust."Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes to any custody but that of a man-of-war." [Macaulay.]
  6. To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment; as, merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
  7. To risk; to venture confidently."Beguiled] by thee to trust thee from my side." [Milton.]

Etymology: OE. trusten trosten. See Trust (n.)

verb Trust
  1. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide."More to know could not be more to trust." [Shak.]
  2. To be confident, as of something future; to hope."I will trust and not be afraid." [Isa. xii. 2.]
  3. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit."It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust." [Johnson.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others ("the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity")
  2. Certainty based on past experience ("he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun")
  3. Complete confidence in a person or plan etc ("the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust")
  4. A consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service ("they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly")
  5. Something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary) ("he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father")
  6. A trustful relationship ("he betrayed their trust")
  7. Have confidence or faith in ("We can trust in our government")
  8. Be confident about something
  9. Expect and wish ("I trust you will behave better from now on")
  10. (chiefly archaic) extend credit to ("don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore")
  11. Confer a trust upon ("The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret")
  12. Allow without fear

From Middle English truste (“trust, protection”), from Old Norse traust (“confidence, help, protection”), from Proto-Germanic *traustą, from Proto-Indo-European *drowsdom, from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“be firm, hard, solid”). Akin to Danish trøst, tröst (“trust”), Saterland Frisian Traast (“comfort, solace”), West Frisian treast (“comfort, solace”), Dutch troost (“comfort, consolation”), German Trost (“comfort, consolation”), Gothic trausti (trausti, “alliance, pact”). More at true, tree.

  1. Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
    He needs to regain her if he is ever going to win her back.
  2. Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
  3. Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit.
    I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on .
  4. That which is committed or entrusted; something received in confidence; a charge.
  5. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  6. (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability.
  7. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  8. (law) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
    I put the house into my sister's .
  9. (law) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another.
  10. A group of businessmen or traders organised for mutual benefit to produce and distribute specific commodities or services, and managed by a central body of trustees.
  11. (computing) Affirmation of the access rights of a user of a computer system.

trust was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, and Spanish

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Notable Persons Named Trust

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Trust

Notable Persons With the Last Name Trust

Daniel Trust

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trust U.S.
  White 81.43% 64.26%
  African American 12.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Trust

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

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Fun Facts about the name Trust

  • How Popular is the name Trust? Trust is the 23,187th most popular name of all time. As a last name Trust was the 54,637th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Trust have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 282 babies born with the first name Trust in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trust to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trust? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Trust first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trust is Thursday, April 5th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Trust born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trust was in 2019 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Trust: The name spelled backwards is Tsurt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Srtut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trust? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 377 people with the last name Trust.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trust? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Trust as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Trust name meaning

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