What does Terry mean?
Terry \t(er)-ry\ as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Terry) is pronounced TARE-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Terry is "late summer". Diminutive of Teresa. Such nicknames for Teresa were most popular in the middle of the 20th century. Also used in contemporary blended names. Actresses Teri Hatcher, Theresa Russell, Teri Garr.
Terry▼ has 23 variants: Terall, Terea, Teree, Tereigh, Terell, Terella, Terelynn, Terelynn, Teri▼, Teriana, Teriann, Terie, Terika, Terilynn, Terree, Terreigh, Terrey, Terri▼, Terrie▼, Terrin, Terrye, Terryn and Teryn.
Terry▼ has 42 more different forms via Teresa, Teri, Theresa: Resi, Rezi, Rezka, Taresa, Techa, Tera▼, Terasa, Teresa▼, Terese▼, Teresia, Tereska, Teressa▼, Teresse, Terez, Tereza, Terezia, Terezsa, Terresa, Terresia, Terrya, Tersa, Tersia, Tersina, Tersita, Teruska, Terza, Tesa, Tesia, Teskia, Tess▼, Tessa, Tessey, Tessi, Tessie▼, Tessy, Therese▼, Tracey▼, Tracy▼, Treesa, Tresa, Tressa▼ and Treza.
Terry has 1 masculine form: Thierry.
Terry is a very prominent first name for females (#253 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#336 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Terry for girls. Terry entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak rank of #97 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Terry and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Terry are Tessa (#221 the previous year), Teresa (#719), Taryn (#853), Theresa, Tessie, Therese, Tracy, Tressa, Tresa, Tracey, Terese, Tera, Teressa, Teri, Terrie, Terri and Tess. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4734%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0671%, down 85.8%), with forms such as Taryn, Tess, Teresa, Theresa and Teri becoming somewhat outmoded. Tessa (#221) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Terry▼ is pronounced similarly to Tarra, Teara, Terah, Terra▼, Terrah, Tierra▼, Torey, Torrey, Torri, Torry, Torrye and Tory. Other recommended similar baby names are Berry, Derry, Gerry▼, Jerry▼, Kerry▼, Merry▼, Perry, Terryl and Tierre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terry.