Terrence - Meaning of Terrence
[ 2 syll. ter-ren-ce, te-rre-nce ] The baby boy name Terrence is pronounced TEY-R-ehNS- †. Terrence's origin is Latin, and its use, English and German. Terrence is a spelling variant of Terence (English and German).
See also the related form, Terrina (English).
Terrence is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. The name's popularity grew from the 1920s up to the 1970s. At the modest height of its usage in 1970, 0.077% of baby boys were named Terrence. Its ranking then was #186. The baby name has since experienced a decline in popularity. In 2018, it ranked at #955 with a usage of only 0.011%, but it was nevertheless the most regularly used within all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Terrence include Terance, Terrance, Tarince, Tarrenz, Terence, Terenge, Terenz, Terronce, Torrance, Torrence, Taranga, Taurinus, Tiarnach, Tiernea, Torgnea, Tyronna, Terenzio, Tiarnea, Tearnce, and Trang.
† Pronunciation for Terrence: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Terrence:
Actor Terrence Howard, born 11 March 1969, Chicago, Illinois.
Actor Steve McQueen, born Terrence Steven McQueen, 24 March 1930 - 7 November 1980, Beech Grove, Indiana.