Pronunciation: te-hrre-hnke-h
Origin: Italy

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Terrence is a masculine name of Latin origin, meaning "soft" or "smooth". It derives from the Latin name Terentius, which was a family name during the ancient Roman period. The name has been used in various forms, including Terentius, Terrence, Terrance, and Terance, with the diminutive form being Terry. The origin of the name Terrence can be traced back to the Roman family name Terentius, which is of unknown meaning. It was used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of Toirdhealbhach, but it was not found as an English name until the late 19th century. Some famous bearers of the name include the Roman playwright Publius Terentius Afer and the Roman scholar Marcus Terentius Varro. The name gained moderate popularity in the 20th century and has been associated with several notable individuals across various fields.

Terrence Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Terrence is currently #577 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Terrence is currently #577 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Terrence is currently #569 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Terrence is currently #569 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Terrence

  • Terrence Howard: Terrence Howard is an American actor and singer known for his roles in "Hustle & Flow," "Iron Man," and the television series "Empire."
  • Terrence Malick: Terrence Malick is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer known for his films "Badlands," "The Thin Red Line," and "The Tree of Life."
  • Terrence McNally: Terrence McNally was an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter known for his works "Love! Valour! Compassion!," "Master Class," and "Ragtime." He passed away in 2020.
  • Terrence J: Terrence J, born Terrence Jenkins, is an American actor, television personality, and model known for his work as a host on "BET's 106 & Park" and "E! News."
  • Terrence Ross: Terrence Ross is an American professional basketball player known for his career in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic.