Given Name TERENCE

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: TER-əns  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman family name Terentius which is of unknown meaning. Famous bearers include Publius Terentius Afer, a Roman playwright, and Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar. It was also borne by several early saints. The name was used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH, but it was not in use as an English name until the late 19th century.

Categories

actors, Angry Birds characters, athletes, authors, currently out of the US top 1000, Disney characters, Downton Abbey characters, fairies, saints, surnames, uncertain etymology
DIMINUTIVES: Terry, Tel
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Terentius (Ancient Roman), Terenti (Georgian), Terenzio (Italian), Terenti, Terentiy (Russian)
Entry updated August 16, 2017