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Gender: Female Origin of Terry: English, diminutive of Theresa Meaning of Theresa: English form of the Spanish Teresa, "to harvest"

The name Terry is a girl's name of English origin. Terry and is often added to lists like Girls' Names That End in Y and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Terry

Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell, American actress
Terry Ann "Teri" Garr, American actress
Terry Tempest Williams, American author and memoirist
Terry Mandel, American talent agent and wife of Howie Mandel

Pop Culture References for the name Terry

Theresa "Terry" Chaney, a main character in the Final Destination films
Terry Gannon Jr., character on TV series "Back in the Game"
Terry Beaumont, character on TV's "Ravenswood"
Terry Mears, character on TV's "Winnetka Road"
Theresa Cherry "Terry" Perry, character on TV's "Lab Rats"
Terry, character from "On the Road"
Terry Ives, character on Netflix series "Stranger Things"
Terry cloth, absorbent fabric used for towels

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