What does Terrell mean?
Terrell /ter-rell/ 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.
(male) Terley, Torell, ..
(female) Terle, Terly, ..
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Terrell for boys. Terrell reached its top rank of #270 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #822. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Terrell and associated names. Terry (#626 last year), Tyrell (#1010), Terryl, Terrill, Terrel and Terell are the prominent varying forms of Terrell (#822 last year) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Terrell was at its apex during 1950-1959 (median #1303) and has become much reduced since, with versions like Terrell becoming somewhat outmoded.
Terrell▼ is pronounced similarly to Tirell, Tyrel, Tyrelle and Tyrrel. Other suggested similar names are Aeriell, Bertell (see Berthold), Burrell, Darrell▼, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Dorrell, Durrell, Farrell, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrill, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrell, Jarrell, Jerell, Jerrall, Jerrel, Jerrell▼, Jerrill, Jerroll, Jorrell, Merrel, Merrell, Merrill▼, Morrell, Pernell, Sorrell, Terrey, Traill, Verdell, Vernell, Verrall, Verrell, Verrill and Verroll. These names tend to be less frequently used than Terrell.