- this week

Gender: Male Origin of Terry: Diminutive of Terence Meaning of Terence: Latin clan name of uncertain meaning Terry's Popularity in 2017: #692

The name Terry is a boy's name of Latin origin. Terry is ranked #692 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Most Common Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Switcher Machine".

From the experts:

One of the first breakaway unisex baby names, Terry, used independently since the days of Terry and the Pirates, is still used for boys though it's faded away for girls.

Find other names based on Terry using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Terry

Terry Paxton Bradshaw, American NFL player and actor
Terence "Terry" Pratchett, English novelist
Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe, American politician; 72nd Governor of Virginia
Terry Kiser, American actor
Terry Gene Bollea aka Hulk Hogan, American pro wrestler
Terrence "Terry" Funk, American pro wrestler
Terence Graham Parry "Terry" Jones, Welsh actor and comedian
Michael Terence "Terry" Wogan, English radio presenter
Terence Frederick "Terry" Venables, English footballer
Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks, American novelist
Terrence Jon "Terry" Francona, American baseball manager
Terry Goodkind, American novelist
Terry Zwigoff, American filmmaker
Terence Charles "Terry" Yorath, Welsh footballer
Terry-Thomas (born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens), English actor
Terry Chen, Canadian actor
Terry Wayne Fator, American ventriloquist of"America's Got Talent"
Terence "Terry" Christian, TV and radio presenter
Terrence "Terry" Sweeney, American actor and comedian
Terrence "Terry" Richardson, American photographer
Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam, American-born British actor and comedian
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, Canadian athlete, humanitarian, activist
Terry Alan Crews, American actor and football player
Terry O'Quinn (born Terrance Quinn), American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Terry

Terry Malloy, main character in film "On the Waterfront"
Terrence "Terry" McGinnis aka Batman, main character in animated series "Batman Beyond"
Terry, character in animated series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
Terry Bernadino, character on TV's "Reno 911!"
Terry Bogard, character in video games Fatal Fury and King of Fighters
Terry Boot, minor character in the "Harry Potter" series
Terence Daniel "Terry" Collier, character in "The Likely Lads" series
Terry Kimple, a character on TV's "The Cleveland Show"
Terry Lee, main character in comic strip Terry and the Pirates
Terry McCann, character on TV series "Minder"
Terry McScotty, a main character in anime "Battle B-Daman"
Terry Bellefleur, character on TV's "True Blood"
Terry Fawles, character in video game "Ace Attorney"
Terry Jeffords, Terry Crews' loveable character in TV series Brooklyn Nine Nine

Tery, Terrey, Tarry, Terrie