The name Tessa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to reap, to gather". Tessa is ranked #245 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".
From the experts:
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.
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16 names similar to Tessa
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