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Gender: F Meaning of Tessa: "to reap, to gather" Origin of Tessa: Diminutive of Theresa Tessa's Popularity in 2014: #221

Appreciated for its touch of the bohemian, Tessa is given to over a thousand babies each year.

Famous People Named Tessa

Tessa Lynne Thompson, American actress
Tessa De Loo, pen name of Johanna Martina "Tineke" Duyvené de Wit, Dutch novelist
Tessa Rumsey, American poet
Tessa Allen, American actress
Tessa Virtue, Canadian Olympic ice dancer
Tessa Grady, American actress
Tessa Bonhomme, Canadian ice hockey player
Tessa Jane Jowell, English MP and Minister for the Olympics
Tessa Jane Munt, English MP
Tessa Netting, YouTuber and actress

Pop Culture References for the name Tessa

Tessa Quayle, main character in film "The Constant Gardener"
Tessa Altman, character on TV's "Suburgatory"
Tessa Noël, character on TV's "Highlander: The Series"
Theresa "Tessa" Gray, character in The Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Tessa, "contadina," mistress to Tito Melema, in Romola (1862) by George Eliot
Tessa, "contadina" who marries Giuseppe Palmieri in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera The Gondoliers (1889)
Tessa Reynolds, main character in "Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall" by Wendy Mass
Tessa Scott, main character in "Before I Die" and film "Now is Good"
Tessa, character in the Red Earth video game series
Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa, character in anime/manga "Full Metal Panic"
Tessa, reaper on Supernatural
Tessa, main character in blog series "Dark Intensions" and "Dark Vows"
Tessa, character on Showtime's "Masters of Sex"

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