Latin clan name of uncertain meaning

Terence Origin and Meaning

The name Terence is a boy's name of Latin origin.
A name that seems to hail from the old Irish neighborhoods of Boston and New York, Terence actually dates back a lot further, to the time of a famous second-century poet, who started life as a North African enslaved man in the house of a Roman senator and it was also borne by several early saints.

Out of style for several years, Terence might be due for a comeback, much like his Irish crony Patrick. Spellings Terrance and Terrence now outperform the original. Off the list for a decade, Terence reached as high as Number 241 in the 1960s.

Actor Steve McQueen was born Terence Steven McQueen and Terence is also the birth certificate name of Monty Python's Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.
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Famous People Named Terence

  • Terenceancient Roman playwright
  • Terence StampEnglish actor
  • Terence RattiganEnglish playwright
  • Terence Trent D'ArbyAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Terence BlanchardAmerican jazz trumpeter
  • Terence YoungBritish film director
  • Terence McKennaAmerican philosopher and psychonaut
  • Terence Richard McAuliffe72nd Governor of Virginia

Terence in Pop Culture

  • Terence Manncharacter in the film "Field of Dreams," played by James Earl Jones
  • Terencemale fairy in movie "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure"
  • Terence O'Connormain character in G. A. Henty's, With Moore and Corunna, and, Under Wellington's Command

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