Terry

Terry - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Terry appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #671. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Terry and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Terry? 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 Terry. The baby boy name Terry was given to 440 baby boys in 2012, ranking #538 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,730 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Terry peaked in popularity 73 years ago in 1946 on position 26.



Famous with this name

Terry Gilliam
Terry Pratchett
Terry O'Quinn


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Terry is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Terry is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #222 - and is the least popular in New York at position #740.

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 Terry is where you live.


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Terry origin and meaning

Terry is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Terry, pop culture references for the name Terry and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Terry

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

Theodore / Troy / Trey / Tyree / Tory / Tre / Torrey / Teodoro / Trae / Thor /

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
2012538
2011534
2010499
2009545
2008467
2007455
2006444
2005405
2004403
2003396
2002376
2001344
2000330
1999313
1998294
1997270
1996258
1995246
1994242
1993212
1992196
1991184
1990164
1989151
1988142
1987134
1986123
1985119
1984118
1983110
1982105
1981105
1980101
197996
197891
197784
197675
197567
197469
197365
197262
197157
197054
196952
196848
196742
196640
196540
196435
196332
196234
196132
196034
195933
195833
195733
195631
195528
195427
195330
195229
195130
195030
194928
194826
194726
194626
194533
194443
194349
194252
194164
194073
193984
193886
1937113
1936126
1935154
1934182
1933201
1932266
1931320
1930330
1929389
1928421
1927467
1926470
1925465
1924594
1923574
1922633
1921634
1920580
1919726
1918619
1917688
1916754
1915561
1914827
1913583
1912671

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia222
Arkansas251
Alabama261
Georgia290
Kentucky296
Missouri332
Louisiana367
Indiana394
Tennessee396
Mississippi401
Idaho408
North Carolina423
Michigan442
Florida454
Kansas463
Ohio470
South Carolina539
Virginia546
Oregon608
Maryland611
Texas629
Pennsylvania629
California665
Minnesota685
Oklahoma690
Illinois718
Arizona720
New York740

Even more about Terry


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 Terry 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Terry?

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
1946
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Terry
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,730
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +440

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