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Terrance Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Terrance is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Terrance is "smooth".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "rub, turn, twist".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 688 in baby name popularity for boys with 359 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Terrance Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Terrance has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Terrance to other names.


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Terrance is a variant spelling of Terence.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Terrance in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Terrance.

Just for fun, see the name Terrance in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Terrance in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.