Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. TEHR-əl(English)
tə-REHL(English)
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Meaning & History

From an English surname that was probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel "to pull", referring to a stubborn person. It may sometimes be given in honour of civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954). It was common in the African-American community from the 1970s to the 1990s, typically stressed on the second syllable. A famous bearer is American football player Terrell Owens (1973-).

Related Names

VariantsTerell(English) Terell(African American)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022