Diminutive of Theresa"to reap, to gather"
Tessa Origin and Meaning
The name Tessa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to reap, to gather".
Among baby girl names, Tessa's much more popular than either mother name Theresa or shorter form Tess. Today, many people may not even remember that Tessa originated as a short form of Theresa as it stands quite nicely on its own.
# 279 in the US
Tessa Rank in US Top 1000
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Famous People Named Tessa
- Tessa Lynne ThompsonAmerican actress
- Tessa De Loopen name of Johanna Martina "Tineke" Duyvené de Wit, Dutch novelist
- Tessa RumseyAmerican poet
- Tessa AllenAmerican actress
- Tessa VirtueCanadian Olympic ice dancer
- Tessa GradyAmerican actress
- Tessa BonhommeCanadian ice hockey player
- Tessa Jane JowellEnglish MP and Minister for the Olympics
- Tessa Jane MuntEnglish MP
- Tessa NettingYouTuber and actress
- Chantal Sophia "Tessa" DahlEnglish novelist and actress; daughter of novelist Roald Dahl
- Tessa Ferrer (b. 1986)daughter of singer Debby Boone and actor Gabriel Ferrer
- Tessa Violet WilliamsYouTube vlogger and singer,songwriter
- Tessa BrooksAmerican dancer and YouTuber
Tessa in Pop Culture
- Theresa "Tessa" Graycharacter in The Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
- Tessa O'Connellmain character in The Bad Boy Series by Blair Holden
- Tessa Youngmain character in The After Series by Anna Todd
- Tessa Quaylemain character in film "The Constant Gardener"
- Tessa Altmancharacter on TV's "Suburgatory"
- Tessa Noëlcharacter on TV's "Highlander: The Series"
- 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 Reynoldsmain character in "Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall" by Wendy Mass
- Tessa Scottmain character in "Before I Die" and film "Now is Good"
- Tessacharacter in the Red Earth video game series
- Teletha "Tessa" Testarossacharacter in anime/manga "Full Metal Panic"
- Tessareaper on Supernatural
- Tessamain character in blog series "Dark Intensions" and "Dark Vows"
- Tessacharacter on Showtime's "Masters of Sex"
- Tessa Campanelliminor character on "Degrassi Junior High" and "Degrassi High", and major character in "Degrassi: School's Out!"
- Tessa Dickinsoncharacter from "100 Days of Sunlight" by Abbie Emmons
- TessaTom Holland’s dog