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pinWhat does Terry mean?

Terry /ter-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.

Affiliated girl names: Taryn and Teryl.

Terry has 20 more different relations via Teresa, Teri, Theresa: Techa, Tera, Terasa, Teresa, Terese, Terez, Tereza, Terresa, Terrya, Tersa, Tersia, Terza, Tesa, Tesia, Tess, Tessa, Tessey, Tessi, Tessy and Tracy.

Terry has 1 masculine form: Thierry.

Kreatif forms: Terby, Tery. [more]

pinHow popular is Terry?

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. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Birth Names, 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), Tess, Theresa, Tracy, Terri, Tera, Terese, Teri and Terrie. Other variants, like Tereza, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Terry was common during the years 1960-1969 (median #468) and is now significantly less (#899, 81.1%). Teresa has generally been the top pick of parents, though Tessa is currently ranked higher, while versions like Taryn, Tess, Teresa, Theresa and Teri have lost favor.

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

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

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

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

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Terry is pronounced similarly to Tara, Tarah, Tarra, Taura, Teara, Terah, Terra, Terrah, Tiarra, Tiera, Tierra, Tierrea, Tierria, Tora, Torey, Torie, Torrey, Torri, Torrie, Torry, Torrye, Tory, Tyra, Tyree and Tyria. Other recommended similar baby names are Barry, Berry, Carry, Cherry, Corry, Derry, Dorry, Gerry, Jerry, Jery, Jorry, Karry, Kerry, Korry, Lorry, Merry, Norry, Perry, Sherry, Tarryn, Tedra, Terin, Terryl, Tetty and Tierre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terry.