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What does Terrence mean?

Terrence Pronunciation of Terrence [ter-rence] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation. Terrence is a version of Terence (Latin): from Terentius.


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

4 more different relations via Terence: Tarrenz, Terencio, Terrey and Terron.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Terrence Aubrey (T.A.), ..

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. Demographics)

Terrence reached its top rank of #195 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #814. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Terrance (#672 the previous year), Terence (#1586), Terron and Tarrance are the prominent varying forms of Terrence (#814 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Terencio, are seldom used. These relations of Terrence were favored as birth names 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are now significantly less widespread.

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

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

Similar Names

Terrence is pronounced similarly to Torence, Torrance and Torrence. Other recommended names are Clarence, Clarrence, Darence, Darrance, Darrence, Derrance, Derreck, Derren, Dorrance, Ferenc, Ferench (see Ferenc), Jerren, Jerrone, Larrance, Larrence, Laurence, Lawrence, Lorence, Lorrence, Tarren, Tarrent, Terran, Terrel, Terrell, Terrelle, Terrie, Terrin, Terryn and Torrens. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terrence.