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Terri

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1922 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 8 8 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 9 9 0
1930 8 8 0
1931 8 8 0
1932 13 13 0
1933 17 17 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 16 16 0
1936 16 16 0
1937 19 19 0
1938 29 29 0
1939 41 41 0
1940 51 51 0
1941 62 62 0
1942 143 143 0
1943 189 189 0
1944 242 242 0
1945 388 388 0
1946 514 509 5
1947 785 780 5
1948 855 849 6
1949 946 938 8
1950 1,113 1,106 7
1951 1,570 1,563 7
1952 2,076 2,076 0
1953 2,738 2,723 15
1954 4,140 4,129 11 #100 girl name
1955 5,171 5,154 17 #85 girl name
1956 5,772 5,746 26 #81 girl name
1957 6,998 6,968 30 #68 girl name
1958 8,217 8,183 34 #51 girl name
1959 8,810 8,783 27 #46 girl name
1960 8,776 8,746 30 #49 girl name
1961 8,758 8,729 29 #51 girl name
1962 8,462 8,437 25 #54 girl name
1963 7,738 7,702 36 #58 girl name
1964 7,176 7,136 40 #62 girl name
1965 5,402 5,379 23 #69 girl name
1966 4,956 4,919 37 #72 girl name
1967 4,546 4,521 25 #77 girl name
1968 4,297 4,268 29 #83 girl name
1969 3,919 3,900 19 #93 girl name
1970 3,436 3,403 33
1971 3,196 3,168 28
1972 2,516 2,494 22
1973 2,118 2,087 31
1974 1,848 1,827 21
1975 1,620 1,601 19
1976 1,409 1,388 21
1977 1,405 1,388 17
1978 1,129 1,117 12
1979 1,144 1,127 17
1980 1,076 1,066 10
1981 1,081 1,067 14
1982 1,102 1,091 11
1983 916 905 11
1984 809 796 13
1985 724 712 12
1986 639 627 12
1987 549 541 8
1988 492 480 12
1989 448 438 10
1990 445 426 19
1991 369 369 0
1992 313 305 8
1993 286 278 8
1994 264 256 8
1995 222 214 8
1996 234 229 5
1997 208 200 8
1998 176 176 0
1999 178 178 0
2000 136 136 0
2001 135 129 6
2002 155 144 11
2003 131 131 0
2004 96 96 0
2005 95 90 5
2006 88 88 0
2007 80 80 0
2008 69 64 5
2009 50 50 0
2010 49 49 0
2011 44 44 0
2012 51 51 0
2013 38 38 0
2014 51 51 0
2015 42 42 0

Fun Facts about the name Terri

  • How many people with the first name Terri have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 146,692 babies born with the first name Terri in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terri to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terri? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Terri first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terri is Saturday, April 24th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Terri born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terri was in 1959 with a total of 8,783 babies. That's a lot of babies named Terri!
  • Random Terri Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terri ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 176 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Terri: Your name in reverse order is Irret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terri? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 161 people with the last name Terri.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terri? Terri is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Popularity of Terri as a first name

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Popularity of Terri as a last name

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Common last names for Terri

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Wilson
  • Davis
  • Adams
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Collins
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terri U.S.
  White 74.53% 64.26%
  African American 18.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terri

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Terri" mean? The list below shows the origins of Terri as well as things modernly associated with the name Terri such as celebrities named Terri.

English

Origin and Meaning of Terri

The name "Terri" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Theresa". It's a name commonly given to girls.

  1. A female given name; a spelling variant of Terry, diminutive of Teresa.

Notable Persons With the Name Terri

Terri Runnels

Terri Runnels is a wrestler. Terri was born on October 5th, 1966 in Live Oak, Florida.

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Terri Irwin

Terri Irwin is a natural history, zoology, conservation movement, naturalist, zoologist, and conservationist. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Terri was given the name Theresa Penelope Raines on July 20th, 1964 in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.

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Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh is an actress, singer, playwright, actor, and singing. She has been prominent since 1973. Tovah was given the name Terri Sue Feldshuh on December 27th, 1953 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Terri Nunn

Terri Nunn is a rock music, new wave music, industrial rock, post-punk, electronic dance music, and synthpop musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to present. Terri was given the name Terri Kathleen Nunn on June 26th, 1961 in United States.

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Terri Clark

Terri Clark is a country music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1994. Terri was given the name Terri Lynn Sauson on August 5th, 1968 in Montreal.

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Terri Sewell

Terri Sewell is a famed human. Terri was born on January 1st, 1965 in Huntsville, Alabama.

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  • Terri Tatchell
    (screenwriter)
  • Terri Lyne Carrington
    (drummer)
  • Terri Bonoff
    (legislator)
  • Terri Hawkes
    (actress)
  • Terri Conn
    (influential person)
  • Terri Seymour
    (actor)
  • Terri Lynn Land
    (41st Secretary of State of Michigan)
  • Terri Hendrix
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Terri Kwan
    (famed somebody)
  • Terri Williams-Flournoy
    (notable individual)
  • Terri Attwood
    (famous individual)
  • Terri Sharp
    (singing)
  • Terri Mitchell
    (leading individual)
  • Terri Schneider
    (endurance athlete)

What does the name Terri mean?

Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Iis for instill, the lesson of life.

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