What does Tessa mean?
Tessa /tes-sa/ as a girls' 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".
Related girl name: Theresa.
Tessa▲ has 19 more alternative forms via Teresa: Techa, Terasa, Terese▼, Teresia, Tereska, Teressa▼, Teresse, Terez, Tereza, Terri▼, Terry▼, Tersa, Tersia, Teruska, Tesa, Tesia, Teskia, Tresa and Tressa▼.Kreatif forms: Tesga, Tesra, Tessha. [more]
How popular is Tessa?
Tessa is a very popular first name for females (#885 out of 4276, Top 21%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Tessa for girls. Tessa entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #190 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #221. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular varying forms of Tessa (#221 in 2014) are Teresa (#719 in 2014), Tessie, Tresa, Tressa, Theresa, Tess, Terese, Teressa, Terri and Terry. These forms of Tessa reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.41%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.1%, down 76.8%), with forms like Tess, Teresa, Theresa, Terri and Terry falling out of fashion. Tessa is the most trendy birth name in this list. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Tessa and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Tessa▲ is pronounced similarly to Tacey, Tacie, Tacy, Tacye, Taisa, Taisie, Taisiya, Tasa, Tasiya, Tassa, Tassie, Tasya, Tazia, Tessey, Tessi, Thaisa, Tisa, Tosiya, Tossa and Tossia. Other suggested similar baby names are Dessa, Jessa, Nessa, Tacia, Tahsha, Taija, Tais, Taisha, Taisia, Taisse, Taja, Tajia, Tash, Tasha▼, Tashi, Tashia, Tasia, Tasja, Taska, Teisha, Tesla, Tessla, Tiesha, Tish, Tisha▼, Toos, Tosca, Tosha▼, Toshia, Tosia, Toskia, Tyesha▼ and Tyisha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tessa.