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Terry meaning and name origin
Terry \t(er)-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: Terall, Terea, Teree, Tereigh, Terell, Terella, Terelynn, Terelynn, Teri, Teriana, Teriann, Terie, Terika, Terilynn, Terree, Terreigh, Terrey, Terri, Terrie, Terrin, Terrye, Terryn and Teryn.
For more information, see also related names Taryn and Teryl.
Baby names that sound like Terry are Derry, Terra, Terrya and Torry.
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Popularity of Terry
Terry is a very popular first name for women (#253 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#265 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Terry for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Terry with its variant forms and related girl baby names.