Terrence name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Terrence mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Terrence

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Indiana, U.S., the name Terrence means "Gift of god".
  2. According to a user from the United States, the name Terrence means "Given by god".
  3. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Terrence means "Smooth".
  4. A submission from China says the name Terrence means "Metal" and is of Filipino (Philippines) origin.
  5. A user from Canada says the name Terrence means "Giver of questions, bringing of ideas".
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International Interest
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  1. A male given name from Latin, variant of Terence.

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Notable Persons Named Terrence

Notable Persons Named Terrence

Terry Melcher

Terry Melcher was a rock music and pop music record producer, session musician, and songwriter. Terry was given the name Terrence P. Jorden on February 8th, 1942 in New York City, New York, U.S. Terry is also known as Terry Day. He died on November 19th, 2004.

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam is an actor, animator, comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to present. Terry was given the name Terrence Vance Gilliam on November 22nd, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1969. Terrence was given the name Terrence Frederick Malick on November 30th, 1943 in Ottawa, Illinois, United States.

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard is an actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He was most active from 1992 to present. Terrence was given the name Terrence Dashon Howard on March 11th, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Pusha T

Pusha T is a hip hop music rapping. He was most active from 1992 to present. Pusha was given the name Terrence Thornton on May 13th, 1977 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States.

Terrence M. "Terry" Pegula

Terrence M. "Terry" Pegula is a businessman, professional sports team owner, and real estate developer. Terrence was born on March 27th, 1951 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. Terrence is also known as Pegula and Terry.

  • Terry Richardson
    Fashion Photography
  • Terrence Ross
    Basketball Player
  • Terrence J
    Television Personality
  • Blondie Chaplin
  • Terrence Jones
    Basketball Player
  • Terry Jacks
  • Terrence Boyd
    Soccer Player
  • Terrence Bill Romeo
    Basketball Player
  • Terrence Cody
    Football Player
  • Terrence Williams
    Basketball Player
  • Terrence McNally
  • Terry Callier
  • Terrence Hardiman
  • Terrence Brooks
    Football Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terrence

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terrence

Krissada Terrence

Krissada Terrence is a singer, dancer, and actor. Krissada was given the name Krissada Sukosol Clapp on December 26th, 1970.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terrence U.S.
  White 53.57% 64.26%
  African American 40.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terrence

People with the last name Terrence are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Terrence

  • How Popular is the name Terrence? Terrence is the 821st most popular name of all time. As a last name Terrence was the 106,096th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Terrence have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 72,096 babies born with the first name Terrence in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terrence to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terrence? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Terrence first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terrence is Wednesday, March 4th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Terrence born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terrence was in 1955 with a total of 1,498 babies. That's a lot of babies named Terrence!
  • Random Terrence Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terrence ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 178 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1955.
  • Weird things about the name Terrence: The name spelled backwards is Ecnerret. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ntercree. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terrence? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 168 people with the last name Terrence.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terrence? Terrence is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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