Gender: Female Meaning of Teresa: "to harvest" Origin of Teresa: Spanish Teresa's Popularity in 2019: #801

Teresa Origin and Meaning

The name Teresa is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese origin meaning "to harvest".

Teresa, the simpler phonetic form of this name, was the most popular variation for its early life, when it was used exclusively in Spain and Portugal. Teresa and all its variations are far off their mid-20th-century peak now, though the name has many worthy namesakes including Saint Teresa and Mother Teresa. Short forms Tess and Tessa are now more fashionable. Other spellings to check out: Theresa, the usual English form, and the French Therese.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name. I much prefer this spelling to Theresa. I love Tessa, Tess and Terri as short forms - and also, Tessa as an independent name.

SimoneKadele Says:


I much prefer Teresa to Theresa. One, it looks better to me. Two, people would probably pronounce Theresa tuhr-EE-suh, but Teresa gives me an excuse to tell people to pronounce it tehr-EHS-uh, which I find much more appealing. And lastly, it is more connected to the nickname Tessa, which I love.