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Terry Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Terry is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Terry is "smooth".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "harvester, reaper".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 11764  in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.  It ranked 626 in popular baby names for boys with 418 occurrences. 

View the Terry Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Terry has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Terry to other names.


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Related Names

Terry is a variant spelling of Terrie.

Terry is a diminutive (nickname) of Terrence.

Other Tidbits

Terry falls into the season name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Terry Bradshaw.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Terry in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Terry.

Just for fun, see the name Terry in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Terry in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.