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What does Teri mean?

Teri \t(e)-ri\ as a name for girls. Teri's name origins are Old German and Greek, and the name Teri means "late summer". Teri is a form of Terry (Old German): diminutive of Teresa. Teri is also a variation of Theresa (Greek).


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

Teri has 43 more alternative forms via Terry, Theresa: Resi, Rezi, Rezka, Taresa, Terall, Terasa, Terell, Terella, Teresa, Terese, Teresia, Teresina, Teresita, Teressa, Tereza, Terezsa, Teriana, Teriann, Terika, Terilynn, Terresa, Terresia, Terrin, Terryn, Tersa, Tersina, Tersita, Teryn, Terza, Tess, Tessa, Tessey, Tessi, Tessie, Tessy, Therese, Tracie, Tracy, Treesa, Tresa, Tressa, Treza and Zita.


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. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Teri for girls. Teri was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #213 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Teri name in U.S.

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

Tera, Teresa (#719 in 2014), Terese, Teresita, Teressa, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tess, Tessa (#221), Tessie, Theresa, Therese, Tracie, Tracy, Tresa, Tressa and Zita are the prominent varying forms of Teri listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4398%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0558%, down 87.3%), with versions like Teresa, Tess, Tessie, Theresa and Therese falling out of fashion. Tessa (#221) is the most chic baby name among these. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Teri and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tera, Teresa, Terese, Teresita, Teressa, Teri, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tess in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tessa, Tessie, Theresa, Therese, Tracie, Tracy, Tresa, Tressa, Zita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Teri is alike in pronunciation to Tara, Teara, Terah, Terra, Tiera, Tora, Tori, Toria, Torie, Torri, Tory, Tyra and Tyria. Other recommended similar baby names are Ceri, Geri, Jeri, Keri, Peri and Terin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Teri.