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Terra

First Name
15k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Terra

"Terra" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Earth". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ter"ra
The earth; earth.

Etymology: It. & L. See Terrace

Wiktionary

From Latin Terra (“goddess of the earth; the Earth itself”)

  1. (Roman mythology) The Roman earth goddess, equivalent in the interpretatio graeca to Gaea.
  2. (astronomy) The planet Earth.
  3. A female given name.

Terra was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Galician, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Name Terra

Terra Vnesa is an important somebody.

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Terra Naomi is a rock music and alternative rock singing and songwriter. She plays Guitar and Piano. Terra was born in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Terra Hazelton is an important human.

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Terra Deva is an influential person. Terra is also known as Terra McNair.

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Terra Findlay is a leading human. Terra was born on May 3rd, 1990 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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Terra Wellington is an actress, media personality, author, television host, and environmental advocate. She was most active from 2004 to present.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Terra

Scott Terra is an important somebody. His career lasted from 1997 to 2006. Scott was given the name Scott Weston Terra on June 25th, 1987 in Connecticut.

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Caio Terra is an influential individual. Caio was born in 1986 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Gabriel Terra was a politician and lawyer. Gabriel was born on August 1st, 1873 in Uruguay. He left this life on September 15th, 1942.

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Alex Terra is a soccer player for the Associação Desportiva Cabofriense, Fluminense FC, C.D. Nacional, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, Goiás Esporte Clube, Esporte Clube Bahia, Rio Branco Esporte Clube, Melbourne City FC, Daejeon Citizen FC, Duque de Caxias Futebol Clube, Valletta F.C., and and. Alex was born on September 2nd, 1982 in São João de Meriti, Brazil.

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Han TeRra is a classical music musician. She plays Gayageum. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Han was born on March 30th, 1981 in South Korea. Han is also known as 한테라.

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Daniel James Terra was a chemical engineering. Daniel was born on June 8th, 1911 in Philadelphia. He passed away on June 28th, 1996.

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How popular is the baby name Terra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1940 5 5 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 6 6 0
1945 7 7 0
1946 7 7 0
1947 10 10 0
1948 15 15 0
1949 14 14 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 23 23 0
1952 22 22 0
1953 30 30 0
1954 33 33 0
1955 46 46 0
1956 45 45 0
1957 54 54 0
1958 45 45 0
1959 53 53 0
1960 31 31 0
1961 51 51 0
1962 52 52 0
1963 72 72 0
1964 74 74 0
1965 59 59 0
1966 69 69 0
1967 64 64 0
1968 67 67 0
1969 75 75 0
1970 277 277 0
1971 395 395 0
1972 488 488 0
1973 469 469 0
1974 518 518 0
1975 526 526 0
1976 486 486 0
1977 543 543 0
1978 509 509 0
1979 554 554 0
1980 604 604 0
1981 483 483 0
1982 522 522 0
1983 510 510 0
1984 523 518 5
1985 469 469 0
1986 414 414 0
1987 365 365 0
1988 380 380 0
1989 371 371 0
1990 355 355 0
1991 304 304 0
1992 284 284 0
1993 264 264 0
1994 253 253 0
1995 233 233 0
1996 204 204 0
1997 175 175 0
1998 175 175 0
1999 190 190 0
2000 162 162 0
2001 118 118 0
2002 137 137 0
2003 130 130 0
2004 101 101 0
2005 128 128 0
2006 96 96 0
2007 98 98 0
2008 99 99 0
2009 92 92 0
2010 80 80 0
2011 88 88 0
2012 102 102 0
2013 84 84 0
2014 85 85 0
2015 93 93 0

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Popularity of Terra as a first name

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Popularity of Terra as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terra U.S.
  White 86.30% 64.26%
  African American 0.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terra

People with the last name Terra are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Terra

  • How Popular is the name Terra? Terra is the 1,972nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Terra was the 22,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Terra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,596 babies born with the first name Terra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terra to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Terra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terra is Monday, February 28th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Terra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terra was in 1980 with a total of 604 babies.
  • Random Terra Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terra is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Terra: Your name in reverse order is Arret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Artre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,124 people with the last name Terra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Terra as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Terra's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Terra mean?

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Ais for able, for you surely are.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.