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What does Thierry mean?

Thierry Pronunciation of Thierry [thier-ry] as a boys' name is of French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Thierry is "people's ruler". Variant of Theodoric, and also used as the French form of Terry. Fashion designer Thierry Mugler.

Associated with: ruler (king).


2 alternative forms via Terry, Theodoric: Terrey and Terri.

Creative forms:
(male) Thawry, Thorry, ..

(female) Thierly, Thira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thierry Bruce (T.B.), ..

How popular is Thierry?

Thierry is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#18667 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Terry (#664 via latest list) and Terri are the popular alternative forms of Thierry (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Thierry were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.7%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.02%, 97% less), with the version Terry becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terri, Terry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Berry, Derry, Gerry, Jerry, Kerry, Perry, Skerry, Terryl, Terryn, Theron, Therron, Tierney and Torry. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thierry.

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