The name Terry was first used as a surname and is likely derived from the French name Theodoric. In Latin, Terry typically means "tender" or "gracious." The German translation of the name is "people's ruler." Although Terry was traditionally used as a male name, it is now becoming a popular choice for girls. As a girl's name Terry is a short form of Theresa.
Similar Names: Terri, Terrey
Famous Terry Names: Terry Bradshaw (retired professional football player), Terry Francona (manager of the Cleveland Indians)