English, diminutive of Theresa
"to harvest"

Terry Origin and Meaning

The name Terry is a girl's name of English origin.

Terry hit the Top 30 in the fifties; it was seen then as a cool, sleek gender neutral name, but it's long since lost that edge. Today's Terry would probably be Tess or Tessa.

# 935 in the US

Terry Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Terry

  • Theresa Lee "Terry" FarrellAmerican actress
  • Terry Ann "Teri" GarrAmerican actress
  • Terry Tempest WilliamsAmerican author and memoirist
  • Terry MandelAmerican talent agent and wife of Howie Mandel

Terry in Pop Culture

  • Theresa "Terry" Chaneya main character in the Final Destination films
  • Terry Gannon Jr.character on TV series "Back in the Game"
  • Terry Beaumontcharacter on TV's "Ravenswood"
  • Terry Mearscharacter on TV's "Winnetka Road"
  • Theresa Cherry "Terry" Perrycharacter on TV's "Lab Rats"
  • Terrycharacter from "On the Road"
  • Terry Ivescharacter on Netflix series "Stranger Things"
  • Terry clothabsorbent fabric used for towels
  • Thereza "Terry" Ambrose is a character in the 1952 film "Limelight"