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Gender: Male Pronunciation: tyeh-REE Meaning of Thierry: "ruler of the people" Origin of Thierry: French variation of Theodoric

The name Thierry is a boy's name of French origin meaning "ruler of the people". Thierry and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Thierry, which is very popular in France, would make an interesting import; it's somewhat familiar through designer Thierry Mugler and international soccer star Thierry Henry. It almost sounds like Terry, but not quite.

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Famous People Named Thierry

Thierry Daniel Henry, French footballer
Thierry Marc Boutsen, Belgian racing driver
Thierry Ardisson, French TV producer and host
Thierry Mugler, French fashion designer
Thierry Wouters, Belgian swimmer
Thierry Schaffauser, French adult film actor and activist
Thierry Breton, French politician and businessman
Thierry Roussel, father of Athina Onassis, ex-husband of Christina Onassis

Pop Culture References for the name Thierry

Thierry De Bennicoeur, character in the book series "Immortality Bites" by Michelle Rowen
Thierry, King of France in Fletcher, Beaumont(?) and Massinger's tragic play "Thierry and Theodoret" (1621)
Thierry from Night World series by L.J. Smith
Thierry, character in TV's "The Originals"
Thierry Rothart, character in the webcomic "Never Satisfied" by Taylor Robin

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CassieHenifin Says:


I've only heard this name pronounced T-Eh-Ree. I like that way FAR better.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I can't decide if I like this better than Terry or not. I like them both.

LadyOh Says:


I've always liked this name. I think the US is diverse enough for this to be imported and accepted.

Virginie Says:


Lot of names for people from 50 to 70 ... Actually, we don't use them anymore like Thierry. But we prefer: Malo, Roman, Milan, Noa, Théo, Raphaël, Robin, Arthur, Titouan, Timotée, Julien, Bastien, Matthias, Maxence, Maxime, Louis ...

Virginie Says:


Well ...........

Story67 Says:


My friend is a girl and she's called Thierry, although it is french, she is fully english. So this also classifies as a girl name.