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Meaning and name origin

Terence \t(e)-ren-ce, ter(e)-nce\ as a boy's name is pronounced TARE-ence. It is of Latin origin. From Terentius. The name of one of the two great comic poets of ancient Rome, along with Plautus. Terence was famous for the wit and sophistication of his plays. Actor Terence Stamp; playwright Terence McNally; priest Terence Cardinal Cooke.


Terence has 15 variant forms: Tarrants, Tarrance, Tarrence, Tarrenz, Terencio, Terrance, Terrence, Terrey, Terri, Terris, Terrious, Terrius, Terron, Terronce and Terry.

There are 2 feminine forms of Terence: Terena and Terra.


Terence is a very popular first name for males (#449 out of 1220, Top 37%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Terence for boys. Terence reached its highest rank of #295 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Terence name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Terence outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Terence and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Terry (#626), Terrance (#688), Terrence (#724) and Terence. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Terence, Terrance, Terrence, Terry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Terrence outside U.S.

Similar Names

Terence is also pronounced similarly to Torence and Torrence. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terence.