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Gender: Female Meaning of Tessie: "to reap, gather" Origin of Tessie: English, diminutive of Theresa, Greek

The name Tessie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "to reap, gather". Tessie and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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

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Famous People Named Tessie

Tessie O'Shea, Welsh singer/actress
Tessie Santiago, American actress
Tessie Jean Washam, birth name of Tess Harper, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Tessie

Tessie, orphan in the musical/film "Annie," known for her refrain of "oh my goodness, oh my goodness"
"Tessie," anthem of the Boston Red Sox baseball team
Tessie, head-girl in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
Tessie Hutchinson, character in "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
Tessie Tura, burlesque performer in musical "Gypsy"
Tessie Dombegh, half-sister of Seraphina in "Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman

Tessi, Tessee, Tessy


yourlocaldumpster Says:


In the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, Nate's nickname for Tessa was Tessie.

That Creepy Stalker Named Tess Says:


My name is Tess, and I like that much better