Verity comes from an English word meaning “truth, true” via Latin veritas (truth) which ultimately derives from PIE root word *weh₁- (true). Verity is also an English surname which originated as a nickname for a truthful person, or someone who played the part of Truth in a play.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Vera (English, Russian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Georgian)
  • Veracity (English)
  • Věra (Czech)
  • Vjera (Croatian, Serbian)
  • Veera (Finnish)
  • Veer (Dutch, Limburgish)
  • Wera (Polish)
  • Vira (Ukrainian)
  • Verica (Croatian, Serbian)


Male forms:

  • Verus (Ancient Roman, Latin)


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