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What does Torrance mean?

Torrance Pronunciation of Torrance [tor-rance] as a name for boys. The meaning of Torrance is "little hills". Torrance is a version of Torrence (Irish, Gaelic): place name. See also Dorran and Torin.

Associated with: little, hills (mountain).


Torrance has 1 variant: Torence.

2 more related forms via Torrence: Torrens and Torrin.

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Middle name pairings:
Torrance Lev (T.L.), ..

How popular is Torrance?

Torrance is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#12405 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Torrance was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #785 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Torrance are Torin (#1296 in recent rankings) and Torrence. Other variants, like Torence, are seldom used. These relations of Torrance reached the peak of their popularity in 1993 and are somewhat less popular today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Torrance, Torin, Torrence in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Torrance is alike in pronunciation to Tarrance, Tarrants, Tarrence, Terence, Terrance, Terrence and Terronce. Other recommended names are Clarance, Clarrance (see Clarence), Darrance, Darrence, Derrance, Dorrance, Horace, Klarance, Larance, Larrance, Larrence, Laurance, Lawrance, Lorance, Lorence, Lorrence, Lowrance, Morrice, Tarran, Tarrant, Tarrenz (see Terence), Terran, Toran, Torean, Torran, Torre, Torrian, Torrie and Trace. These names tend to be more commonly used than Torrance.

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