Meaning and Name Origin
Terry \t(er)-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 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.
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 (#265 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Terry and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Terry ranked in the Top 1000 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. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly less, with forms such as Taryn, Tess, Teresa, Theresa and Tessie becoming somewhat outmoded. Tessa (#221) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.