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Terry

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 10 0 10
1882 7 0 7
1883 10 0 10
1884 10 0 10
1885 9 0 9
1886 12 0 12
1887 16 0 16
1888 15 0 15
1889 9 0 9
1890 12 0 12
1891 5 0 5
1892 19 7 12
1893 8 0 8
1894 12 0 12
1895 13 0 13
1896 20 0 20
1897 15 0 15
1898 14 0 14
1899 7 0 7
1900 21 0 21
1901 13 0 13
1902 18 0 18
1903 24 6 18
1904 18 0 18
1905 24 9 15
1906 23 10 13
1907 31 11 20
1908 29 6 23
1909 38 11 27
1910 46 16 30
1911 45 16 29
1912 66 17 49
1913 93 24 69
1914 95 37 58
1915 137 32 105
1916 116 31 85
1917 138 46 92
1918 154 54 100
1919 149 55 94
1920 196 54 142
1921 219 94 125
1922 228 98 130
1923 228 94 134
1924 256 116 140
1925 339 148 191
1926 311 145 166
1927 342 162 180
1928 360 143 217
1929 341 119 222
1930 450 153 297
1931 408 119 289
1932 580 149 431
1933 716 145 571
1934 868 146 722
1935 1,156 196 960
1936 1,494 200 1,294
1937 1,915 232 1,683
1938 2,608 273 2,335 #86 boy name
1939 2,761 315 2,446 #83 boy name
1940 3,351 370 2,981 #73 boy name
1941 4,050 444 3,606 #64 boy name
1942 5,629 818 4,811 #52 boy name
1943 6,656 923 5,733 #49 boy name
1944 6,889 914 5,975 #43 boy name
1945 7,786 950 6,836 #33 boy name
1946 12,595 1,918 10,677 #26 boy name
1947 15,039 2,291 12,748 #26 boy name
1948 14,413 2,282 12,131 #26 boy name
1949 14,247 2,790 11,457 #28 boy name
1950 13,961 2,527 11,434 #30 boy name
1951 15,249 3,039 12,210 #30 boy name
1952 15,477 3,035 12,442 #29 boy name
1953 16,625 3,374 13,251 #30 boy name
1954 20,327 4,788 15,539 #27 boy name
#88 girl name
1955 20,915 5,353 15,562 #28 boy name
#83 girl name
1956 20,319 5,271 15,048 #31 boy name
#91 girl name
1957 20,876 5,262 15,614 #33 boy name
#92 girl name
1958 20,314 5,326 14,988 #33 boy name
#89 girl name
1959 19,759 5,214 14,545 #33 boy name
#95 girl name
1960 18,751 4,842 13,909 #34 boy name
1961 17,551 4,362 13,189 #32 boy name
1962 16,334 4,040 12,294 #34 boy name
1963 15,984 3,522 12,462 #32 boy name
1964 13,771 2,910 10,861 #35 boy name
1965 11,113 2,020 9,093 #40 boy name
1966 10,165 1,709 8,456 #40 boy name
1967 9,278 1,593 7,685 #42 boy name
1968 8,490 1,397 7,093 #48 boy name
1969 7,660 1,244 6,416 #52 boy name
1970 7,304 1,113 6,191 #54 boy name
1971 6,847 986 5,861 #56 boy name
1972 5,520 749 4,771 #62 boy name
1973 5,017 638 4,379 #65 boy name
1974 4,544 518 4,026 #69 boy name
1975 4,465 491 3,974 #67 boy name
1976 4,055 387 3,668 #75 boy name
1977 3,759 316 3,443 #84 boy name
1978 3,363 277 3,086 #91 boy name
1979 3,342 304 3,038 #96 boy name
1980 3,275 293 2,982
1981 3,042 227 2,815
1982 2,999 235 2,764
1983 2,684 215 2,469
1984 2,517 181 2,336
1985 2,554 180 2,374
1986 2,398 147 2,251
1987 2,278 177 2,101
1988 2,220 156 2,064
1989 2,146 142 2,004
1990 2,005 114 1,891
1991 1,830 90 1,740
1992 1,696 101 1,595
1993 1,521 94 1,427
1994 1,293 75 1,218
1995 1,230 55 1,175
1996 1,148 54 1,094
1997 1,105 60 1,045
1998 1,010 65 945
1999 949 44 905
2000 877 30 847
2001 838 36 802
2002 716 30 686
2003 689 22 667
2004 704 49 655
2005 717 25 692
2006 637 24 613
2007 634 26 608
2008 594 15 579
2009 501 23 478
2010 541 21 520
2011 493 18 475
2012 496 17 479
2013 441 15 426
2014 429 9 420
2015 393 8 385

Want to know about the popularity of the Terry baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 518,667 babies born with the name Terry in the United States. That's more than enough Terries to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Terry" was in 1957 with a total of 15,614 babies. (That's a lot of baby Terries)

According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Terry" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 188 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1973. Across the entire United States a total of 5,017 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Terry

The name "Terry" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Terence or Theresa". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ter"ry
A kind of heavy colored fabric, either all silk, or silk and worsted, or silk and cotton, often called terry velvet, used for upholstery and trimmings.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
  2. English actress (1847-1928)

Terry Crews

Terry Crews is an actor and football player with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Terry was born in 1968 as Terry Alan Crews in Flint, Michigan, U.S.

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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is a novelist. Terry was born in 1948 as Terence David John Pratchett| birth_date= in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw is a NFL player. Terry was born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.

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Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler, actor, television personality, and entrepreneur with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1977 to present. Hulk was born in 1953 as Terry Gene Bollea in Augusta, Georgia, United States.

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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam is an actor, animator, comedian, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1967 to present. Terry was born in 1940 as Terence Vance Gilliam in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

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Teri Garr

Teri Garr is an actress and dancer. Teri was born in 1949 as Terry Ann Garr in Lakewood, Ohio, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Terry

Terry Dubrow
Terry Fator
Terry Francona
Terry Larrier
Terry Mcauliffe
Terry V Ohio
Terry Gross
Terry Richardson

Alternative Meanings

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

R is for realist, the way you are.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yrret". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ryret". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Terry born Apr 17, 1994

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1025. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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