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Tessa meaning and name origin
Tessa \t(es)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced TESS-ah. It is of English origin. Diminutive of Teresa. Also possibly (Greek) "fourth child". Thomas Hardy's wrote a famous novel "Tess of the d'Ubervilles".
Tessa has 5 variant forms: Tess, Tessia, Tessie, Tessy and Teza.
For more information, see also the related name Theresa.
Baby names that sound like Tessa are Dessa, Tassa, Tesia, Tesa, Tossa and Tessi.
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Popularity of Tessa
Tessa is a very popular first name for women (#885 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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