Terrance

First Name
69k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
699
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Terrance

"Terrance" is a name of English origin, and it means "Roman clan name". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of Terence.

Notable Persons Named Terrance

He holds the title Companion of the Order of Canada and Companion of theOrder of Canada. Terry was given the name Terrance Stanley Fox on July 28th, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He breathed his last breath on June 28th, 1981.

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Terry O'Quinn is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Terry was given the name Terrance Quinn on July 15th, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, U.S.

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Terrance Williams is a football player for the Dallas Cowboys. His ongoing career started in 2013. Terrance was born on September 8th, 1989 in Dallas.

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Terrance Knighton is a football player. Terrance was born on July 4th, 1986 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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TQ is a contemporary r&b musician. He was most active from 1990 to 1990. TQ was given the name Terrance Quaites on May 24th, 1976. TQ is also known as TQ and Squeeze.

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Mr. Cheeks is a hip hop music and rapping musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Mr. was given the name Terrance Kelly on March 28th, 1971 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, United States.

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How popular is the baby name Terrance in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1911 5 0 5
1912 11 0 11
1913 8 0 8
1914 7 0 7
1915 12 0 12
1916 18 0 18
1917 18 0 18
1918 15 0 15
1919 27 0 27
1920 23 0 23
1921 30 0 30
1922 24 0 24
1923 23 0 23
1924 20 0 20
1925 28 0 28
1926 30 0 30
1927 45 0 45
1928 33 0 33
1929 35 0 35
1930 44 0 44
1931 42 0 42
1932 57 0 57
1933 56 0 56
1934 95 0 95
1935 102 0 102
1936 137 0 137
1937 146 0 146
1938 187 0 187
1939 254 0 254
1940 254 0 254
1941 300 0 300
1942 394 0 394
1943 470 8 462
1944 473 0 473
1945 458 0 458
1946 637 7 630
1947 801 10 791
1948 879 14 865
1949 845 16 829
1950 966 13 953
1951 931 16 915
1952 920 17 903
1953 981 16 965
1954 1,141 18 1,123
1955 1,162 20 1,142
1956 1,067 10 1,057
1957 1,050 12 1,038
1958 927 13 914
1959 841 12 829
1960 740 16 724
1961 767 11 756
1962 749 7 742
1963 821 10 811
1964 1,141 21 1,120
1965 967 22 945
1966 980 14 966
1967 1,006 17 989
1968 1,040 19 1,021
1969 1,002 20 982
1970 1,203 23 1,180
1971 1,121 20 1,101
1972 1,129 19 1,110
1973 1,213 25 1,188
1974 1,092 24 1,068
1975 1,206 25 1,181
1976 1,224 25 1,199
1977 1,251 15 1,236
1978 1,295 13 1,282
1979 1,364 17 1,347
1980 1,399 19 1,380
1981 1,288 12 1,276
1982 1,275 10 1,265
1983 1,215 20 1,195
1984 1,226 13 1,213
1985 1,204 16 1,188
1986 1,143 10 1,133
1987 1,145 11 1,134
1988 1,440 16 1,424
1989 1,377 16 1,361
1990 1,237 13 1,224
1991 1,345 0 1,345
1992 1,282 7 1,275
1993 1,058 0 1,058
1994 998 7 991
1995 848 8 840
1996 730 0 730
1997 720 7 713
1998 680 0 680
1999 688 0 688
2000 628 0 628
2001 580 0 580
2002 561 0 561
2003 552 0 552
2004 535 0 535
2005 562 0 562
2006 582 0 582
2007 568 0 568
2008 510 0 510
2009 562 0 562
2010 445 0 445
2011 426 0 426
2012 435 0 435
2013 406 0 406
2014 364 0 364
2015 376 0 376
2016 328 0 328

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Popularity of Terrance as a first name

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Popularity of Terrance as a last name

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Common last names for Terrance

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Moore
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Lewis
  • Murphy
  • Sullivan

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terrance U.S.
  White 18.74% 64.26%
  African American 53.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 22.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terrance

People with the last name Terrance are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Terrance

  • How Popular is the name Terrance? Terrance is the 819th most popular name of all time. As a last name Terrance was the 32,834th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Terrance have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69,069 babies born with the first name Terrance in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terrance to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terrance? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Terrance first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terrance is Sunday, August 5th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Terrance born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terrance was in 1988 with a total of 1,424 babies. That's a lot of babies named Terrance!
  • Random Terrance Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terrance ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 51 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Terrance: Your name in reverse order is Ecnarret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Natceerr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terrance? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 699 people with the last name Terrance.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terrance? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Terrance as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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