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Terri (boy)

What does Terri mean?

Terri Pronunciation of Terri as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Terri) is of Latin and Old German derivation, and the name Terri means "people's ruler". Terri is an alternate spelling of Terence (Latin): from Terentius. Terri is also a form of Terry (Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH ruler (king)


VARIANTS Terrie, Terrey

RELATIONS VIA TERENCE, TERRY Terrious, Terris, Terrius, Terron

(male) Teari, ..
(female) Termi, ..

Terri Jerry (T.J.), ..

How popular is Terri?

Terri is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#109328 out of 150436, Top 73%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Terri was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #1465 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Terry (#757 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Terence and Terron are the prominent related forms of Terri. These forms of Terri reached the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (ADOPTION OF 0.73%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.02%, 97.6%).

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

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

Similar Names

Terri is alike in pronunciation to Taro, Tauro, Terah, Torey, Torio, Toro, Torrey, Torrie, Torrio, Torry, Toru, Tory and Tyree. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arri, Ceri, Deri, Feri, Gerri, Harri, Henri, Jerri, Meiri, Tarrin, Tedric, Teiji, Teran, Tern, Teron, Terran, Terrel, Terrill, Terrin, Terryl, Terryn, Teryn, Torr, Torre, Torrin, Trai and Troi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Terri.

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