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What does Terra mean?

Terra Pronunciation of Terra [ter-ra] as a girls' name is pronounced TARE-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Terra is "earth". Mythology: the Roman earth goddess, equivalent to the Greek Gaia. May also be from the female Terence or a short form of Teresa.

Associated with: earth, mythology, roman, goddess, greek.


Terra has 5 variants: Tera, Terah, Terrah, Tiera and Tierra.

Affiliated girl names: Eartha and Tara.

23 more relations via Teresa: Techa, Terasa, Terese, Teresia, Tereska, Teressa, Terez, Tereza, Terezia, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tersa, Tersia, Teruska, Tesa, Tesia, Teskia, Tess, Tessa, Tessy, Tresa and Tressa.

Creative forms:
(female) Terfa, Terta, ..

(male) Terram, Terre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Terra Zaylee (T.Z.), ..

How popular is Terra?

Terra is a very prominent first name for women (#999 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#22949 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Terra entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #435 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Tessa (#209 last year), Teresa (#665), Tara (#910), Tess (#1120), Tesia, Tiera, Tresa, Tressa, Terry, Tierra, Terri, Terese, Tera, Teresia, Teressa, Eartha and Terrie are the popular variation forms of Terra. Adoption of these forms of Terra was at its apex during 1960-1969 (average #1125) and has become much less since (#1716, down 90%), with versions like Tierra becoming somewhat outmoded. Tessa is the most chic baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terra, Eartha, Tara, Tera, Teresa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terese, Teresia, Teressa, Terri, Terrie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terry, Tesia, Tess, Tessa, Tiera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tierra, Tresa, Tressa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Terra is pronounced similarly to Tarah, Taree, Taura, Teara, Terea, Teree, Teri, Terie, Terree, Terrey, Terrya, Terrye, Tiairra, Tiarah, Tiarra, Tierrea, Tierria, Torey, Tori, Torri, Torrie, Torry, Torrye, Tyra and Tyria. Other suggested similar names are Barra, Berura, Cera, Cierra, Darra, Debra, Deora, Derora, Farra, Karra, Keara, Kera, Kerra, Kierra, Kirra, Larra, Lorra, Marra, Meara, Mera, Nedra, Neera, Sarra, Seara, Tea, Teana, Tedra, Tekla, Telma, Temora, Tena, Teona, Terica, Terin, Terina, Terrall, Terrena, Terresa, Terrin, Terryn, Tertia, Teryl, Teryn, Terza, Thora, Thyra, Tierre, Tierza, Trea and Vera. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terra.

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