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For other uses, see Verity (disambiguation).
Pronunciation Ver·i·ty
Gender Unisex
Word/name Old French
Meaning "Truth"
Region of origin England
Other names
Short form(s) Vez or Vezza, Vita, Vee
Related names Veretie, Verety, Verita, Veritie

Verity (alias Veretie, Verety, Verita, Veritie, etc.) is a female first name and a surname. As a first name it derives from the Latin feminine noun veritas, meaning "truth". It is thus an equivalent of Alethea, a female first name first used in England circa 1585, derived from the ancient and modern Greek feminine noun αλήθεια (pronounced "al-ee-thia"), meaning "truth". It was adopted in England as a Puritan virtue name, truthfulness being considered as a desirable attribute especially in a female. Verity was one of the most popular first names given to girls in Australia.[when?] It is especially associated with parts of Yorkshire and Northern England. Verity is also a surname, which may have more ancient unrelated origins, possibly being a corruption of a similar word.[1] Notable people with the name include:

Female first name[edit]




  1. ^ Surnames had been adopted by families in England centuries before the Puritan era