Meaning and name origin
Tera \t(e)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Tera is "earth; late summer". Tera is a variant of Terra (Latin); mythology: the Roman earth goddess, equivalent to the Greek Gaia. Also a variant of Theresa (Greek); possibly a Greek place name: the first bearers of this name might have been from the Greek island of Therasia.
Tera is a very popular first name for females (#1141 out of 4276, Top 27%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tera for girls. Tera reached its highest rank of #539 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tera and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Theresa, Tiera, Tierra, Terry, Terri, Teri, Terra and Tera. (2014 statistics).
Tera▼ is also pronounced similarly to Tara▼, Tarah, Tarra, Taura, Teara, Terea, Teree, Terie, Tiara▼, Tora, Tori▼, Toria, Tory, Tyra▼ and Tyria. Other suggested similar baby names are Bera, Cera, Hera, Kera, Mera, Nera, Pera, Sera, Tea▼, Tedra, Tena▼, Tersa, Terza, Tesa, Teza, Thora▼, Thyra, Trea, Treia, Treya and Vera▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tera.