German variation of Theresa
"to reap, gather"

Therese Origin and Meaning

The name Therese is a girl's name of German origin meaning "to reap, gather".

Most religious form of this name, fading from use now.

# 949 in the US

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Therese Popularity

Famous People Named Therese

  • Saint Therese Martin of LisieuxThe Little Flower of Jesus
  • Saint Thérèse Couderc (born MarieVictoire), French founder of the Sisters of the Cenacle
  • Therese Charlotte Luise of SaxonyHildburghausen, Queen consort of Ludwig I of Bavaria
  • (Marie) Thérèse FélicitéPrincess of France; daughter of Louis XV
  • Therese NataliePrincess of Brunswick,Wolfenbuttel,Bevern, Abbess of Gandersheim, Germany
  • Therese Wilhelmine Friederike Isabelle CharlottePrincess of Nassau,Weilburg; Duchess of Oldenburg
  • Therese Mathilde AmalieDuchess of Mecklenburg,Strelitz; Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • Therese (Teresia Amalia Karolina Josefina Antoinetta)Princess of Saxe,Altenburg; Duchess of Dalarna
  • Therese ElsslerBaroness von Barnim, Austrian dancer
  • Therese JohaugNorwegian Olympic cross country skier
  • (Malin) Therese AlshammarSwedish Olympic swimmer
  • (Kerstin Ingrid) Therese SjögranSwedish footballer
  • Therese NeumannGerman mystic and stigmatic
  • Thérèse Anne CoffeyEnglish MP
  • Therese GiehseGerman actress
  • Therese GrankvistSwedish singer formerly of group Drömhus
  • Therese GrobAustrian paramour of composer Franz Schubert
  • Therese GrünbaumAustrian operatic soprano
  • Therese Huber (born Marie Therese Heyne)German philosopher and author
  • Therese LundinSwedish footballer
  • Therese MalfattiAustrian musician and friend of composer Ludwig von Beethoven
  • Therese MaltenGerman dramatic soprano
  • Therese MaronGerman painter
  • Therese (Behr) SchnabelGerman contralto, wife of composer Artur Schnabel
  • Therese (born Eva Therése) SjölanderSwedish ice hockey player
  • Therese TorgerssonSwedish Olympic sailor
  • Therese (Thoma) VoglGerman operatic soprano
  • Thérèse CasgrainFrench Canadian feminist
  • Mabel "Thérèse" BonneyAmerican photographer
  • Gabriella Therese Marie Grimaldi (b. 2014)Princess of Monaco; Countess of Carladès; daughter of Prince Albert; twin of brother Jacques Honoré Rainier

Therese in Pop Culture

  • Therese Defargecharacter in "A Tale of Two Cities" (1859) by Charles Dickens
  • Therese "Terri" Sullivancharacter from Australian TV series "All Saints"
  • Therese Belivetmain character in the novel "The Price of Salt"/"Carol", by Patricia Highsmith and it's 2015 film adaptation, "Carol", played by Rooney Mara