Terry is the nickname for the character Thereza Ambrose in the movie "Limelight".
ElizabethAgnes  10/13/2020
I only like it for a boy.
someone-  9/27/2020
Glad to see that Terry Pratchett’s on the Namesakes list, but sadly the birth and death dates need to be updated from “1948-” to “1948-2015”. [noted -ed]
WriterNeedsNames  9/15/2020
I prefer Theresa without the nickname Terry. I don't like this nickname much for Theresa. This is such a better nickname for Theodore. Like omg, ditch the immature Teddy, and add Terry or Theo instead please.
SaltyLemon123456  6/17/2020
Terry Fawles, a character in the video game Ace Attorney. He is one of Dahlia's victims.
kayisforkeen  5/9/2019
I personally believe that the name Terry is very underrated. I think it's a very nice name for both boys and girls.
SeverusJaners  1/19/2019
In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Terry who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 128th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 52 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Terry who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 536th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

[both entries for Terry as first names, not nicknames]
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Terry Ellis from En Vogue is a famous bearer.
Luvbug86  9/27/2018
I don't like this as a nickname to Theresa/Theodore, or as a full name. Terry sounds too masculine for girls.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
I think it seems feminine enough, after all Lindsay and the like are male names. Other spellings are Terrie, Terri, Tery, Terie, Teri, and Tarry.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2017
I think the name Terry for a girl is a horrible name. It's so masculine... why would anyone do that to a little girl?
Sarahsmiles502  8/5/2016
Why would you call a baby girl Terry, unless if you wanted her to get teased all throughout her life.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
I think of Terry as a boy name, probably because I know 6 boys named Terry, but there is also a Canadian athlete/hero named Terry Fox.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2016
I am a woman named Terry. My father gave me the name, and for Pete's sake, all the busy bodies telling me it wasn't a girl's name should've gone and jumped into many lakes! I rather like the name now, especially for Marlon Brando playing Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront--one of my favorites! It seems to me that Terry has an Irish flavor to it.
rowan7gold  2/8/2016
Hate this name for girls and boys.
Luvbug86  11/12/2015
I know both male and females with the name Terry. Although the male's are short for Terrence. I do like it better as a masculine name. Terri is a nice spelling for the girls. And I believe it's short for Teresa.
Cortammiller  7/10/2015
I find this really masculine no matter how it's spelled. On a girl, would be much better as a nickname for Theresa than as a given name.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
Terry Pratchett was a popular English author. He was best known for his Discworld series. He died 3/12/15.
ComradeJocasta  3/13/2015
Terry is masculine. Terri is feminine.
timothysanders  11/19/2014
Honestly, this name would be much better on a girl if it was spelled with an I at the end, because Terry just looks too masculine for a girl. Plus this name was originally for boys. My uncle's name is Terry.
frankieG  11/19/2014
This name spelled with an I at the end is feminine. This name spelled with a y at the end is masculine.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2014
Actor Terry Crews is a famous bearer.
lloydnash  11/15/2014
Terry Lee was the lead character in the newspaper comic strip titled Terry and the Pirates. The strip was created by Milton Caniff during the 1930s. The strip began with crude stereotypes, but eventually became more polished. Author Caniff eventually won awards for the strip and some critics believe that Canif eventually produced some of the most memorable strips in the history of the medium. When Caniff had creative differences with the Syndicate which owned the strip, Canif left the syndicate and created the Steve Canyon strip. Although the syndicate continued to hire replacements for Canif, the strip was never as popular as it had been during Canif's tenure. However, in spite of diminishing popularity, the strip continued for another 27 years following Canif's departure.
Hannah103  9/28/2014
I've always felt this name to have a nice ring to it. I associate it with Marlon Brando's character in "On the Waterfront".
SaffronJaune  5/5/2009
I'm sorry but I really don't like this name, it reminds me of a snappy little dog that is forever urinating and defecating on the lino floor of a council-house kitchen. :S
walesgal92  4/25/2009
Terry Boot is a character in the Harry Potter series. (Ha, and I thought all the HP characters had been mentioned before.)
― Anonymous User  1/20/2008
Terry McGinnis is the name of Bruce Wayne's successor in the animated series "Batman Beyond".
EmoTherapy  12/25/2007
There's nothing wrong with Terry for either a boy or a girl, but it just seems to me that it shouldn't be a name in its own right. It should always be a nickname for either Terrence or Theresa.
queenv  10/2/2007
I don't know why, but to me Terry is a masculine name. I prefer the spelling Terri for girls.
Yippal  6/5/2007
One of the many characters in the fighting game King Of Fighters is Terry Bogard.
liliththefair  1/26/2007
Gerard Butler's character in "Lara Croft Tomb Raider:The Cradle of Life" is named Terry Sheridan.
Kings_falcon  1/6/2007
Terry MacAlmon is a Christian music artist.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Surname of the English soccer player John Terry. Captain of FC Chelsea.
Master_Kirby  11/4/2006
Terry Kennedy is the real name of Compton a** Terry on MTV'S Viva La Bam.
dani_08  3/6/2006
Phonetic evolution of Tyre as TY-ree
Hence, Tyrians, Tyrian, colloquial pre 1400 BC "Tyree - Lord of Tyre".
In ancient shipping an enstampment signified by the single letter "T" a mark of various meanings in context; signifying mostly ownership and source of various cargoes, especially coins and precious metals.
deBeers  1/26/2006
This is my Dad's name. I think of it as a masculine name, rather than a feminine one. I love my Dad more than anything, he is a great representative of the name Terry. The nicest person in the world.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2005
Terry can be spelled many different ways. It can be spelled Terri, Terry, Tery, Terry. Some of those are wierd spellings, but some people spell the like that.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2005
Terry is a fabric used in bathrobes, towels, bath mats, etc.
wiswina  8/16/2005
Means "Beloved Leader".
deBeers  5/5/2005
Terry is my mom's name. I think it's a beautiful name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2005

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