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Meaning and Name Origin

Terrence \t(e)-rren-ce, terr(e)-nce\ as a boys' name is of Latin derivation. Terrence is a derivative of Terence (Latin): from Terentius. A popular choice for a name for kids.


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

Terrence has 9 more different forms via Terence: Tarrenz, Terencio, Terrey, Terri, Terrious, Terris, Terrius, Terron and Terry.


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 (#67211 out of 88799, Top 76%). (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. during 1970-1979, and is presently at #724. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Terrence and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Terrence (#724 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Terry (#626 the previous year), Terrance (#688) and Terence. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Terrance, Terrence, Terry and Terence becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Terence, Terrance, Terrence, Terry 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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Terrence.