[ 2 syll. ter-ri, te-rri ] The baby girl name Terri is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced TEY-R-iy- †. Terri's language of origin is Old French and Old Greek. It is predominantly used in English.
Terri is a spelling variant of the English Terry.
Terri is also a familiar form (English) of the English and German Theresa.
See also the related form, the English Terrilyn.
Terri is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1959, 0.423% of baby girls were named Terri. It was #46 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. Within all girl names in its family, Terri was nevertheless the most widely used in 2018. In the last century Terri has primarily been a baby girl name.
† Pronunciation for Terri: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Terri is Terri Schiavo, Medical Patient, born Theresa Marie Schindler 3 December 1963 - 31 March 2005.