Terence name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Terence

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Australia says the name Terence means "King".
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  1. Dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)

Latin Terentius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, borne by a Roman playwright and by early Christian saints.

  • In Ireland it has been used to represent Turlough.
  1. A male given name from Latin. Popular in the U.K. in the mid-twentieth century.

Terence was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Terence

Notable Persons Named Terence

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen was an actor. He was most active from 1953 to 1974. Steve was given the name Terence Steven McQueen on March 24th, 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana, United States. He passed away on November 7th, 1980.

Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary is a businessman, investor, journalist, writer, and television personality. Kevin was given the name Terence Thomas Kevin O'Leary on July 9th, 1954 in Montreal.

Finn Jones

Finn Jones is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Finn was given the name Terence Jones on March 24th, 1988 in England. Finn is also known as Jones and Finn.

Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett was a comic fantasy writer. Terry was given the name Terence David John Pratchett on April 28th, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. He died on March 12th, 2015.

Terence Hill

Terence Hill is an actor. He was most prominent from 1951 to 1951. Terence was given the name Mario Girotti on March 29th, 1939 in Venice.

Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 1962. Terence was born on July 22nd, 1938 in Stepney, London, England.

  • Terence Chi-Shen Tao
  • Terence McKenna
  • Terry Jones
  • Spike Milligan
  • Geezer Butler
  • Terry Brooks
  • Snowy White
  • Adam Faith
  • Terry Hall
  • Terence Newman
    Football Player
  • Terence Winter
  • T. H. White
  • Sir Terence Rattigan
  • Terry Waite

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terence

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terence


Terence is an athlete for the Laxmi Prasad S.C.


Fun Facts about the name Terence

  • How Popular is the name Terence? Terence is the 1,309th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Terence have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,151 babies born with the first name Terence in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terence to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terence? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Terence first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terence is Tuesday, August 6th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Terence born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terence was in 1964 with a total of 1,015 babies. That's a lot of babies named Terence!
  • Random Terence Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terence is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Terence: The name spelled backwards is Ecneret. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Recenet. How do you pronounce that?
  • Terence name meaning

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