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Terry /ter-ry/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Affiliated girl names: Taryn and Teryl.

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.

Kreatif forms: Taury, Terby. [more]

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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)

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

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

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. Variants like Terezsa are seldom used. 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Terry, Taryn, Tera, Teresa, Terese in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Teressa, Teri, Terri, Terrie, Tess in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tessa, Tessie, Theresa, Therese, Tracey in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tracy, Tresa, Tressa in U.S.

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

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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.