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pinWhat 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.


Terrell has 12 variants: Tarrall, Terell, Terrall, Terrel, Terrelle, Terrill, Terryal, Terryl, Terryll, Tirrell, Tyrell and Tyrrell.

Affiliated boy names: Terry and Thorald.

Kreatif forms: Tarell, Terley. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Terrell and associated names. Terry (#626 2 years ago), Tyrell and Terrill are the prominent varying forms of Terrell (#822 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Terrell was at its apex in 1992 (average #465) and has become much reduced since (#862, down 74.2%), with the versions Terrell, Tyrell and Terry becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Terrell, Terrill, Terry, Tyrell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Terrell and related baby names outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

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.