Terek name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Terek

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  1. A submission from Canada says the name Terek means "The Best of All Time".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ter"ek
A sandpiper (Terekia cinerea) of the Old World, breeding in the far north of eastern Europe and Asia and migrating to South Africa and Australia. It frequents rivers.

Etymology: Because found on the Terek River in the Caucasus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terek

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terek

Paul Terek

Paul was born on October 20th, 1979.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terek U.S.
  White 98.45% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terek

People with the last name Terek are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Terek

  • How Popular is the name Terek? Terek is the 23,498th most popular name of all time. As a last name Terek was the 62,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Terek have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 275 babies born with the first name Terek in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terek to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terek? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Terek first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terek is Tuesday, June 14th, 1966.
  • What year had the most people named Terek born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terek was in 1998 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Terek Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terek is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Terek: The name spelled backwards is Keret. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eertk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terek? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 323 people with the last name Terek.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terek? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Terek as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Terek name meaning

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