Names That Mean Gather

  1. Tessa
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Theresa
    • Meaning:

      "to reap, to gather"
    • Description:

      Tessa is one of those golden names that's been popular but not TOO popular for several decades now. Tessa has ranked in the Top 500 in the US since 1981 but has risen only once above Number 200.
  2. Therese
    • Origin:

      German variation of Theresa
    • Meaning:

      "to reap, gather"
    • Description:

      Most religious form of this name, fading from use now.
  3. Crawford
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "ford where crows gather"
    • Description:

      A common surname in Scotland, but a starchy first name choice.
  4. Congo
    • Origin:

      Place-name
    • Meaning:

      "gather"
    • Description:

      Not long ago, the name of this central African republic was firmly in place-name territory and not seen as baby appropriate. But those boundaries are moving so quickly that all kinds of place-names that were once not considered as baby names, from Alaska to Morocco to Chicago to, yes, Congo are on the list. The place-name Congo is taken from the people and language of the Kingdom of Kongo. In that language, the word kongo means "gather".
  5. Tessie
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Theresa, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "to reap, gather"
    • Description:

      With Tillie a new favorite of avant-garde parents, the British music-hall Tessie might conceivably follow.