Terrence

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71k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
168
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Terrence

"Terrence" is a name of English origin, and it means "Form of Terence". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name A variant of .

Notable Persons Named Terrence

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Terrence

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 10 0 10
1888 10 0 10
1889 5 0 5
1890 9 0 9
1892 6 0 6
1893 7 0 7
1894 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1896 8 0 8
1897 11 0 11
1898 7 0 7
1900 5 0 5
1901 5 0 5
1907 7 0 7
1908 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1910 9 0 9
1911 11 0 11
1912 17 0 17
1913 18 0 18
1914 19 0 19
1915 26 0 26
1916 18 0 18
1917 25 0 25
1918 40 0 40
1919 30 0 30
1920 55 0 55
1921 60 0 60
1922 53 0 53
1923 61 0 61
1924 35 0 35
1925 68 0 68
1926 54 0 54
1927 63 0 63
1928 63 0 63
1929 72 0 72
1930 67 0 67
1931 72 0 72
1932 95 0 95
1933 113 0 113
1934 130 0 130
1935 171 0 171
1936 215 0 215
1937 246 0 246
1938 310 0 310
1939 354 0 354
1940 397 0 397
1941 444 0 444
1942 555 0 555
1943 632 5 627
1944 614 0 614
1945 604 6 598
1946 938 0 938
1947 1,106 8 1,098
1948 1,216 12 1,204
1949 1,191 14 1,177
1950 1,280 10 1,270
1951 1,178 7 1,171
1952 1,171 8 1,163
1953 1,225 8 1,217
1954 1,452 10 1,442
1955 1,512 11 1,501
1956 1,452 5 1,447
1957 1,314 7 1,307
1958 1,222 9 1,213
1959 1,112 9 1,103
1960 1,027 11 1,016
1961 1,003 7 996
1962 997 9 988
1963 1,022 7 1,015
1964 1,283 14 1,269
1965 1,048 14 1,034
1966 1,098 9 1,089
1967 1,079 14 1,065
1968 1,145 13 1,132
1969 1,230 12 1,218
1970 1,482 18 1,464
1971 1,253 14 1,239
1972 1,168 7 1,161
1973 1,187 19 1,168
1974 1,116 10 1,106
1975 1,163 13 1,150
1976 1,178 13 1,165
1977 1,170 18 1,152
1978 1,137 21 1,116
1979 1,206 14 1,192
1980 1,190 9 1,181
1981 1,091 14 1,077
1982 1,084 10 1,074
1983 1,022 14 1,008
1984 1,003 11 992
1985 950 8 942
1986 958 20 938
1987 1,060 16 1,044
1988 1,249 8 1,241
1989 1,167 8 1,159
1990 1,063 8 1,055
1991 1,061 8 1,053
1992 1,062 7 1,055
1993 914 0 914
1994 801 0 801
1995 652 0 652
1996 623 0 623
1997 581 0 581
1998 491 0 491
1999 497 0 497
2000 480 0 480
2001 431 0 431
2002 397 0 397
2003 440 0 440
2004 354 0 354
2005 403 0 403
2006 467 0 467
2007 449 0 449
2008 419 0 419
2009 456 0 456
2010 425 0 425
2011 361 0 361
2012 336 0 336
2013 329 0 329
2014 329 0 329
2015 276 0 276
2016 269 0 269

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Popularity of Terrence as a first name

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Popularity of Terrence as a last name

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Common last names for Terrence

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Murphy
  • Obrien
  • Kelly
  • Mcgovern
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Oconnor
  • Ryan
  • Baker
  • Martin
  • Oneill
  • Harris

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 798th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 71,429 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 1,501 babies. That's a lot of babies named Terrence!
  • Random Terrence Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terrence ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 60 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Terrence: Your name in reverse order is Ecnerret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reetnecr. 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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