Terra

Terra - A very unique female name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Terra, meaning earth, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1954 on position #2275. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Terra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Terra? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Terra. The baby girl name Terra was given to 41 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2227 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 34,470 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Terra peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1980 on position 378.



Famous with this name

Scott Terra
Terra Allen
Loana Terra


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Terra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Terra is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #779 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,867.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Terra is where you live.


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Terra origin and meaning

Terra is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means earth. To see famous people named Terra, pop culture references for the name Terra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Terra

We've found the following names that sound similar to Terra, sorted by popularity.

Tara / Terri / Terry / Teri / Tori / Tiara / Terrie / Tierra / Tyra / Tera /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122227
20112131
20103061
20092622
20082436
20072274
20062470
20051741
20042038
20031598
20021530
20011700
20001254
19991115
19981065
19971199
1996954
1995864
1994796
1993760
1992721
1991714
1990631
1989586
1988566
1987538
1986510
1985455
1984405
1983414
1982420
1981440
1980378
1979395
1978396
1977384
1976407
1975393
1974390
1973413
1972403
1971497
1970649
19691541
19681592
19671634
19661367
19651875
19641580
19631610
19622271
19611672
19601838
19591511
19582146
19572115
19562383
19551552
19542275

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama779
California1599
Texas1637
Illinois1867

Even more about Terra


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Terra a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Terra?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1980
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Terra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 34,470
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1954
2012 births +41

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