What does Terrence mean?
Terrence /ter-ren-ce/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation. Terrence is a version of Terence (Latin): from Terentius. Torrence is a familiar last name.
How popular is Terrence?
Terrence is a very prominent first name for males (#297 out of 1220, Top 24%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#84968 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Terrence for boys. Terrence entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #208 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #724. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Terrence and corresponding names. Terry (#626 the previous year), Terrance (#688) and Terence are the prominent varying forms of Terrence (#724 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Tarrenz are seldom used. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.801%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2405%, down 70%), with the versions Terrance, Terrence, Terry and Terence becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)