Terra - Meaning of Terra
[ 2 syll. ter-ra, te-rra ] The baby girl name Terra is pronounced as TEY-R-aa- †. Terra is mainly used in the English, Italian, and Portuguese languages, and it is of Celtic, Japanese, Latin, and Old Greek origin. Latin origin: It is derived literally from the word 'terra' which means earth, land. An older form of Terra is Terra (Latin). The name was borne in Roman mythology by Terra Mater or Tellus, the goddess of the earth; the planet earth is sometimes referred to as Terra or Tellus, especially among science fiction authors. The given name was first adopted by English speakers in the 20th century.
In addition, Terra is a variant form of the English name Tara.
Terra is also a variant form of the English name Tera.
Terra is also a diminutive form of the English and German name Theresa in the English language.
Terra has 20 variant forms that are used in English and other languages. Variant forms used in English include Taran, Ter, Terah, Teralyn, Terena, Terenah, Terenna, Terrah, Terran, Terrena, Terrene, Terrenna, Tiera, Tierre, Tierrea, Tierria, and Tiéra. The variant spelling Tera is another English form. Foreign variant forms of Terra include the French Terre and the Spanish Tierra.
Terra is an uncommon baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1980, 0.034% of baby girls were given the name Terra. It ranked at #378 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and is today of sporadic use. Within all girl names in its group, Terra was nonetheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Terra: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"