Terry - Meaning of Terry
[ 2 syll. ter-ry, te-rry ] The baby girl name Terry is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as TEY-R-iy- †. Terry is of Old French and Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in English. See Terry for more information.
In addition, Terry is a familiar form (English) of the English and German Theresa.
Terry has 19 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Taryn, Ter, Tera, Terall, Teree, Terell, Terella, Terelynn, Teriana, Teriann, Terie, Terr, Terree, Terrey, and Terrye. Other English forms include the spelling variants Teri, Terri, and Terrie. The French Thierry is a form of Terry that is used in foreign languages.
Terry is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1955 with 0.267% of baby girls being named Terry. It was #83 in rank then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. Among all girl names in its family, Terry was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018. Terry has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 1987, 11 times more boys than girls were given the name Terry.
† Pronunciation for Terry: 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)"