Terence Name Meaning & Origin

Terence

Pronunciation: TEHR-ins (key)

Origin of the name Terence:

From the Latin Terentius, an old Roman family name of uncertain derivation. It may be derived from terenus (soft, tender). Var: Terance, Terrance, Terrence. Pet: Terry.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Terenzio, Terrance, Terrence

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Good neighborhood boys name. 90% were called Terence not Terry. Just like girls name, 90% Teresa's were called Teresa. Very few went by Terry.

Nicknames for Terence

Terry

Meanings and history of the name Terence
Famous real-life people named Terence

Terence "Finn" Jones, British actor best known for playing Ser Loras Tyrell on HBO's Game of Thrones
Terence "Terry" Pratchett, British fantasy and satire author
Terence Howard, American actor
Terry Jones, member of Monty Python
Terry Crews, American actor
Terence Stamp, British actor
Terence Cardinal Cook, cardinal of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of NY
Terence Malek, director, screenwriter, producer

Terence in song, story & screen

Terence Mugg, from the book Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson

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