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Teresa Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Teresa is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Teresa is "harvester, reaper".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 719  in baby name popularity for girls with 386 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related Names

The names Maite, Terese, Tereza, Terezia, Theresa are all forms of Teresa.

Teresa has the diminutives (nicknames) Tea, Tere, Teresinha, Terezinha.

Other Tidbits

Teresa falls into the season name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Teresa.

Just for fun, see the name Teresa 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 Teresa in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.