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Gender: Male Origin of Terrence: Spelling variation of Terence Terrence's Popularity in 2017: #844

The name Terrence is a boy's name of French origin. Terrence is ranked #844 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Luca and Calliope - Bro-Sis Name Chain".

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In the US, this variation is more popular than the original. Terrence has been in the US Top 1000 since 1920, but Terence has been left behind. Alternate spelling Terrance is the most popular iteration of the name.

Terrence Howard plays Lucious Lyon in the hit television series Empire.

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Famous People Named Terrence

Terrence Malick, American film director
Terrence McNally, American playwright
Terrence O'Hara, American TV actor/director
Terrence Dashon Howard, American actor
Terrence Hardiman, English actor
Terrence Mann, American stage actor

Pop Culture References for the name Terrence

Terrence "Scooter" Williams, character in the TV series "Living Single"
Terrence "Terry" McGinnis, character in DC Universe
Terrence Fletcher, sadistic drum instructor in the movie "Whiplash"
"Terrence Loves You", song by American artist Lana del Rey


Eliane Says:


Am I the only one that thinks this name sounds very feminine and would work better for a girl?