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Terry meaning and name origin

Terry \t(er)-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Terry), is pronounced TARE-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Terry is "people's ruler". From Theodoric, which was the direct source of Derek and Dietrich, but gave rise to Terry through the Norman French name Thierri (also the source of the modern French Thierry). Also short form of Terence and Terrell. Football player Terry Bradshaw; filmmaker Terry Gilliam.

Terry has 3 variant forms: Terrey, Terri and Terrie.

Baby names that sound like Terry are Derry, Terri, Terrey and Torry.

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Popularity of Terry

Terry is a very popular first name for men (#57 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#265 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Terry
Popularity of Terry