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What does Teri mean?

Teri Pronunciation of Teri [teri] as a name for girls is an Old German and Greek name, and the name Teri means "late summer". Teri is an alternate form of Terry (Old German): version of Teresa. Teri is also a variation of Theresa (Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Teri has 12 variants: Tera, Terea, Teree, Tereigh, Terie, Terree, Terreigh, Terrey, Terri, Terrie, Terrya and Terrye.

26 more alternative forms via Terry, Theresa: Resi, Rezi, Terall, Terasa, Terell, Teresa, Terese, Teresia, Tereza, Teriana, Teriann, Terika, Terrin, Terryn, Tersa, Tersina, Tersita, Teryn, Terza, Tess, Tessa, Tessi, Tessie, Tessy, Tresa and Treza.

Creative forms:
(female) Tari, Temi, ..

(male) Tear, Teer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Teri Ayla (T.A.), ..

How popular is Teri?

Teri is a very prominent first name for women (#436 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#92601 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Teri was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #207 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Teri name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Teri outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Tera, Teresa (#665 in 2015), Terese, Teresia, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tess (#1120), Tessa (#209), Tessie, Theresa (#1193) and Tresa are the prominent varying forms of Teri listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Tereigh, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Teri reached its peak in the 1960s (average #814) and is now much reduced (#1629, 93%), with versions like Teri becoming less fashionable. Teresa is a constant favorite, though Tessa has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Teri, Tera, Teresa, Terese, Teresia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tess, Tessa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tessie, Theresa, Tresa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tessa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Teri is alike in pronunciation to Tara, Tarah, Taree, Tarra, Taura, Teara, Terah, Terra, Terrah, Tiara, Tiera, Tierra, Tierria, Tora, Torey, Tori, Toria, Torie, Torri, Torrie, Torry, Tory, Tyra, Tyree and Tyria. Other recommended names are Abri, Airi, Ari, Averi, Bari, Bri, Cari, Ceri, Cheri, Ciri, Cori, Dari, Devri, Dori, Geri, Gerri, Jeri, Jerri, Kari, Keri, Kerri, Kiri, Kori, Lari, Liri, Mari, Merri, Miri, Nari, Peri, Sheri, Suri, Taji, Tali, Tami, Tarin, Tea, Tedra, Tekli, Teleri, Teoni, Tercia, Terez, Terica, Terin, Tersia, Toni, Tris, Trix and Tru. These names tend to be less commonly used than Teri.