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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 girl names Taryn and Teryl.

There is 1 masculine form of Terry: Thierry.


Terry is a very popular first name for females (#253 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#265 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Terry for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Terry and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Taryn, Teresa, Teri, Terri, Terrie, Terry and Theresa. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Taryn, Teresa, Teri, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Theresa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Taryn, Teresa, Theresa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Terry is also pronounced similarly to Tarra, Teara, Tera, Terah, Terra, Terrah, Terrya, Tierra, Torey, Torrey, Torri, Torry, Torrye and Tory. Other suggested similar baby names are Berry, Derry, Gerry, Jerry, Kerry, Merry, Perry, Terryl and Tierre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terry.


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