Meaning:Soft, smooth
Here’s a name that is almost as smooth as a baby’s bottom! Terence is a masculine name of Latin origin, meaning “soft” or “smooth.” This distinctive choice derives from the Latin name Terentius, which was a family name during the ancient Roman period. Incredibly popular during the latter half of the 20th century, and is certainly due for a soft but powerful resurgence. Some famous namesakes include actor Steve McQueen, who was actually born Terence Steven McQueen, British actor Terence Stamp, and South African swimmer Terence Parkin, who is the most decorated deaf Olympic athlete in history.
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