Terrell

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Terrell

"Terrell" is a name of English origin, and it means "Stubborn". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Terrell

Terrell Owens is a football player for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Texas Revolution (indoor football), and Seattle Seahawks. Terrell was born on December 7th, 1973 in Alexander City, Alabama.

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Terrell Suggs is an american football player for the Baltimore Ravens. Terrell was born on October 11th, 1982 in Minneapolis.

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Terrell Davis is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 2001. Terrell was born on January 10th, 1972 in San Diego.

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Terrell Brandon is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Minnesota Timberwolves. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 2002. Terrell was born on May 20th, 1970 in Portland, Oregon.

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Terrell was born in 1992. He passed away on January 15th, 1998.

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Terrell Mcclain is a football player. He was most active from 2011 to present. Terrell was born on July 20th, 1988 in Tampa, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Terrell

Tammi Terrell was a rhythm, blues, soul music, and pop music musician. Her career lasted from 1959 to 1969. Tammi was given the name Thomasina Winifred Montgomery on April 29th, 1945. She died on March 16th, 1970.

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Taryn was born on December 28th, 1985 in New Orleans. Taryn is also known as Tiffany.

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Jay Thomas is an actor and radio talk show host. Jay was given the name Jon Thomas Terrell on July 12th, 1948 in Kermit, Texas, United States.

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Mary was given the name Mary Church by her parent Robert Reed Church on September 23rd, 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Mary is also known as Euphemia Kirk. She breathed her last breath on July 24th, 1954.

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Ernie Terrell was a boxer. Ernie was born on April 4th, 1939 in Belzoni, Mississippi. He passed away on December 16th, 2014.

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Sonny Terry was a richter-tuned harmonica, piedmont blues, country blues, roots revival, and east coast blues musician. He plays Harmonica, Jew's harp, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1930 to 1980. Sonny was given the name Saunders Terrell on October 24th, 1911. He breathed his last breath on March 11th, 1986.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1901 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1903 8 0 8
1907 8 0 8
1908 7 0 7
1909 8 0 8
1910 5 0 5
1911 8 0 8
1912 27 0 27
1913 15 0 15
1914 25 0 25
1915 30 0 30
1916 35 0 35
1917 30 0 30
1918 35 0 35
1919 34 0 34
1920 52 5 47
1921 36 0 36
1922 47 5 42
1923 32 0 32
1924 46 0 46
1925 36 0 36
1926 36 0 36
1927 45 0 45
1928 42 0 42
1929 41 0 41
1930 37 0 37
1931 27 0 27
1932 48 0 48
1933 47 0 47
1934 57 0 57
1935 64 0 64
1936 70 5 65
1937 72 5 67
1938 79 7 72
1939 100 12 88
1940 126 8 118
1941 142 12 130
1942 119 17 102
1943 126 7 119
1944 148 17 131
1945 150 17 133
1946 211 24 187
1947 200 18 182
1948 244 32 212
1949 229 27 202
1950 226 23 203
1951 215 21 194
1952 201 24 177
1953 197 18 179
1954 218 24 194
1955 224 27 197
1956 224 23 201
1957 245 30 215
1958 298 36 262
1959 248 27 221
1960 251 30 221
1961 225 20 205
1962 250 24 226
1963 278 23 255
1964 253 32 221
1965 261 19 242
1966 270 23 247
1967 364 37 327
1968 345 48 297
1969 365 46 319
1970 417 63 354
1971 404 59 345
1972 398 46 352
1973 402 38 364
1974 380 40 340
1975 536 44 492
1976 535 34 501
1977 621 30 591
1978 525 22 503
1979 626 33 593
1980 631 27 604
1981 636 36 600
1982 703 21 682
1983 737 24 713
1984 834 32 802
1985 913 23 890
1986 885 28 857
1987 883 15 868
1988 942 26 916
1989 1,006 21 985
1990 944 20 924
1991 960 11 949
1992 864 15 849
1993 863 16 847
1994 746 12 734
1995 718 22 696
1996 679 10 669
1997 688 0 688
1998 871 9 862
1999 712 7 705
2000 614 6 608
2001 537 6 531
2002 503 0 503
2003 516 0 516
2004 511 0 511
2005 524 5 519
2006 505 5 500
2007 520 0 520
2008 486 6 480
2009 451 0 451
2010 377 0 377
2011 381 0 381
2012 348 0 348
2013 321 0 321
2014 276 0 276
2015 247 0 247
2016 227 0 227

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Popularity of Terrell as a first name

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Popularity of Terrell as a last name

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Common last names for Terrell

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terrell U.S.
  White 55.26% 64.26%
  African American 38.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terrell

People with the last name Terrell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Terrell

  • How Popular is the name Terrell? Terrell is the 1,205th most popular name of all time. As a last name Terrell was the 983rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Terrell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,573 babies born with the first name Terrell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terrell to occupy the country of Liechtenstein with an estimated population of 36,476 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terrell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Terrell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terrell is Saturday, October 28th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Terrell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terrell was in 1989 with a total of 985 babies.
  • Random Terrell Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terrell ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 14 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Terrell: Your name in reverse order is Llerret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rrellet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terrell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,408 people with the last name Terrell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terrell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Terrell as their last name.

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