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What does Terrance mean?

Terrance /ter-ran-ce/ as a name for boys. Terrance's name origin is Latin. Terrance is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ance, of Terence (Latin): from Terentius.


Terrance has 5 variants: Tarrance, Tarrants, Tarrence, Terrence and Terronce.

Terrance has 1 more relation via Terence: Terron.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Darance, Tarance, ..

(female) Terrancey, Terranie, ..

How popular is Terrance?

Terrance is a very popular first name for males (#294 out of 1220, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#31126 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Terrance for boys. Terrance entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #196 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #688 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terrance name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Terrance and associated names. Tarrance, Terence (#1460 in 2014), Terrence (#724) and Terron are the prominent variation forms of Terrance (#688 in 2014). Other variants, like Terronce, are seldom used. These relations of Terrance were popular with parents 4 decades ago (median #866) and have become significantly less widespread since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Terrance, Tarrance, Terence, Terrence, Terron in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Terrance and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Terrance is alike in pronunciation to Torence, Torrance and Torrence. Other recommended names are Clarance, Clarrance (see Clarence), Darrance, Darrence, Derrance, Dorrance, Fernande, Ferran, Ferrand, Ferrant, Germane, Jermane, Jerrone, Klarance, Larance, Larrance, Larrence, Laurance, Lawrance, Lorance, Lorrence, Lowrance, Tarran, Tarrant, Tarrenz (see Terence), Terach, Teran, Terencio, Terrall, Terran, Terrelle, Terrie, Terrin, Terryn, Torran, Torrens and Trace. These names tend to be less frequently used than Terrance.