Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. TEHR-əns

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.

Related Names

DiminutivesTerry(English) Tel(English (British))
Other Languages & CulturesTerentius(Ancient Roman) Terenti(Georgian) Terenzio(Italian) Terenti, Terentiy(Russian)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   urban   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: July 21 (as Térence)


Entry updated June 13, 2019