What does Terrance mean?
Terrance /ter-ran-ce/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Terrance for boys. Terrance entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #206 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #688 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Terrance and associated names. Terence, Terrence (#724 in 2014) and Terry (#626) are the prominent variation forms of Terrance (#688 in 2014). Variants like Terris are seldom used. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.801%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2405%, down 70%), with the versions Terence, Terrance, Terrence and Terry becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)