What 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Tary, Tercy, ..
(male) Tercy, Terny, .. Middle name pairings:
Terry Genevieve (T.G.), ..
How 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 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #97 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the ranking of Terry and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Terry are Tessa (#209 the previous year), Teresa (#665), Taryn (#1062), Tess (#1120), Theresa (#1193), Tracy, Tesia, Teryl, Terrie, Terese, Tera, Teri, Terresa and Terri. Other variants, like Tereza, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Terry was common 55 years ago (median #896) and is now significantly less (#1616, ▼93.8%). Teresa has generally been the top pick of parents, though Tessa is currently ranked higher, while versions like Tracy have lost favor.
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 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 (see Teryl), Tetty and Tierre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terry.