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Gender: F Meaning of Tess: "to harvest" Origin of Tess: English, diminutive of Theresa Tess's Popularity in 2013: #998

With its solid Thomas Hardy background, Tess has a lot more substance, strength, and style than most single-syllable names, with an efficient yet relaxed image.

The iconic literary Tess is the beautiful heroine of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the moral center of the novel. Other Tesses have been portrayed on screen by Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Shirley Maclaine, Melanie Griffiths, Kate Hudson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cher, Della Reese and Malin Akerman. Novelist and fashion journalist Plum Sykes named her daughter Tess.

Writer Tess Gerritsen was born Terry, but decided to feminize her name when she began writing romance novels.

If you'd like to expand the name, you can consider Tessa--or even Tessie

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Famous People Named Tess

Tess Harper (born Tessie Jean Washam), American actress
Helen Elizabeth "Tess" Daly, English model and TV presenter
Tess Gaerthe, Dutch singer
Tess Gerritsen, American novelist
Tess Mattisson, Swedish pop singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Tess

Tess Durbeyfield, main character in Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Tess McGill, main character in film "Working Girl"
Tess Carlisle, character in film "Guarding Tess"
Tess Carroll, character in film "Charlie St. Cloud"
Tess Coleman, character in film "Freaky Friday"
Tess Finnegan, character in film "Fool's Gold"
Tess Harding, character in film "Woman of the Year"
Tess Tyler, character in film "Camp Rock"
Tess Harding, character on TV's "Roswell"
Tess, character in Lily Tomlin's sketches, sometimes called "Trudy"
Tess, character in Marie Lu's "Legend"
Tess, character on TV's "Ravenswood"
Tess, character in 'Fallen In Love' by Lauren Kate

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