The name Tess is a girl's name of English origin meaning "to harvest". Tess and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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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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