What does Terrell mean?
Terrell /ter-rell/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Terrell) is pronounced TARE-el. Possibly (Old French) "puller", referring to a nickname for a stubborn person, implying a comparison with a horse that uncooperatively pulls on the reins. Also possibly (Old German) "following Thor". Thor, the god of thunder, was a key figure in Norse mythology.
How popular is Terrell?
Terrell is a very prominent first name for males (#471 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#946 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Terrell for boys. Terrell entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #280 in the U.S. in 1991, and is currently at #822. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Terrell and associated names. Terry (#626 last year), Tyrell and Terrill are the prominent varying forms of Terrell (#822 last year) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in 1992 (usage of 0.5348%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.138%, down 74.2%), with the versions Terrell, Tyrell and Terry becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Terrell▼ is pronounced similarly to Tirell and Tyrrel. Other suggested similar baby names are Derrell, Ferrell, Gerrell, Jerrell▼, Merrell and Verrell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Terrell.