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Terry (girl)

What does Terry mean?

Terry Pronunciation of Terry as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Terry) is pronounced TARE-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Terry is "late summer". Diminutive of Teresa. Such nicknames for Teresa were most popular in the middle of the 20th century. Also used in contemporary blended names. Actresses Teri Hatcher, Theresa Russell, Teri Garr.


ASSOCIATED WITH 20th century (modern), blended


VARIANTS Terall, Terea, Teree, Tereigh, Terell, Terella, Terelynn, Terelynn, Teri, Teriana, Teriann, Terie, Terika, Terilynn, Terree, Terreigh, Terrey, Terri, Terrie, Terrin, Terrye, Terryn, Teryn

SEE ALSO Taryn, Teryl

OTHER FORMS VIA TERESA, TERI, THERESA Techa, Tera, Terasa, Teresa, Terese, Terez, Tereza, Terresa, Terrya, Tersa, Tersia, Terza, Tesa, Tesia, Tess, Tessa, Tessey, Tessi, Tessy, Tracy


(female) Tary, ..

(male) Tercy, ..

Terry Laila (T.L.), ..

How popular is Terry?

Terry is a very prominent first name for females (#253 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#336 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Terry entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #97 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terry name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Terry are Tessa (#245 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Teresa (#798), Theresa (#1106), Tess (#1291), Taryn (#1504), Tera, Terese, Teri, Terresa, Terri, Terrie, Teryl, Tesia and Tracy. Other variants, like Tereza, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Terry was common 58 years ago (MEDIAN #896) and is now significantly less (#1662, 95%). Teresa has generally been the top pick of parents, though Tessa is currently ranked higher, while versions like Tera have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terry, Taryn, Tera, Teresa, Terese in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Teri, Terresa, Terri, Terrie, Teryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tesia, Tess, Tessa, Theresa, Tracy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Terry is pronounced similarly to Tara, Tarah, Tarra, Taura, Teara, Terah, Terra, Terrah, Tiarra, Tiera, Tierra, Tierrea, Tierria, Tora, Torey, Torie, Torrey, Torri, Torrie, Torry, Torrye, Tory, Tyra, Tyree and Tyria. Other recommended sound-alike names are Barry, Berry, Carry, Cherry, Corry, Derry, Dorry, Gerry, Jerry, Jery, Jorry, Karry, Kerry, Korry, Lorry, Merry, Norry, Perry, Sherry, Tarryn, Tedra, Terin, Terryl (see Teryl), Tetty and Tierre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terry.