Terry is a name that means "ruler of the people" in Germanic, or "uncertain, maybe soft, tender" in Latin; it could also be a "pet form of Thierry or Terence" in English [cite web| title =The Name Origin and the Name Meaning of Terry| url =http://www.babynamesworld.com/meaning_of_Terry.html | accessdate =2006-08-20 ] .


Terry may refer to:

urnamed Terry

* Adam Terry, American football player
* Alfred Terry, American Civil War Union general
* Bill Terry, American major league baseball player
* Edward O'Connor Terry, 19th century English actor and theatre owner
* Dame Ellen Terry (1848-1928), English actor
* John Terry, English football player
* Joseph Terry, partner in Terry's chocolate makers (1767-2006)
* Michael Terry (1899-1981), Australian explorer and writer
* Paul Terry, English footballer and brother of John
* Paul Terry, U.S. cartoonist and animator, and creator of Terrytoons.
* Paula Terry, Australian jazz/bossa nova singer
* Peter Terry, British air marshal
* Ralph Terry, American major league baseball pitcher
* Samuel Terry (c. 1776–1838), Australian landowner, merchant and philanthropist.
* William Terry, American Civil War Confederate general
* William R. Terry, American Civil War Confederate general

Given names

Terry is a diminutive for Terrence, Terence, or Terrance. Terry can also be used as a full given name.

* Terry Albritton, athlete
* Terry Anderson, Heights varsity offensive lineman (number 55)!
* Terry Balsamo, Lead Guitarist For Rock Band Evanescence
* Terry Bollea, professional wrestler (Hulk Hogan)
* Terry Bradshaw, former American football quarterback
* Terry Brooks, fantasy author
* Terry Brunk, professional wrestler (Sabu)
* Terry Ellis, music artist
* Terry Farrell, American actress
* Terry Fox, athlete and activist
* Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox manager
* Terry Funk, professional wrestler
* Terry Gilliam, Monty Python member.
* Terry Goodkind, fantasy author
* Terry Johnson, Playwright
* Terry Jones, Monty Python member
* Terry Kath, guitarist for the band Chicago
* Terry Labonte, semiretired Nascar Driver
* Terry Manning, Music Producer and Engineer
* Terry McAuliffe, former chairman Democratic National Committee
* Terry McCreith, former vocalist in boy band Our Kid
* Terry Moran, ABC-TV correspondent
* Terry Pratchett, fantasy author who writes the "Discworld" series of books
* Terry Sweeney, actor, writer, and comedian ("Saturday Night Live")
* Terry Tempest Williams, book writer
* Terry-Thomas, actor
* Terry Wogan, Irish/British broadcaster/TV personality in the United Kingdom


* Terry, Indiana
* Terrytown, Louisiana
* Terry, Mississippi
* Terry, Montana
* Terry, South Dakota
* Terry, Tennessee
* Terry, Texas
* Terry, West Virginia
* Terry County, Texas


* "Terry", a biographical novel on Canadian activist Terry Fox. Written by Douglas Coupland.
* Terry's chocolate manufacturers of York, England (1767-2005)
* Terry, dog who played Toto in "The Wizard of Oz"
* Terry Bogard, character of SNK fame
* Terrycloth, absorbent cloth used to make towels and bathrobes
* Terry Cocktail, a cocktail made from Tia Maria, Orange Juice, and often Jamaican Rum.
* Terry, a 1964 song by Twinkle.
* Terry, a character from Camp Lazlo
* Terry Taliban, a derogatory term used by British Forces in reference to the Taliban.
* Terry Boot, minor character from the "Harry Potter" series of novels, by J.K. Rowling


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