What does Theresa mean?
Theresa /the-re-sa/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced the-REE-sah, ter-REE-sah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Theresa is "late summer".
Possibly a Greek place name: the first bearers of this name might have been from the Greek island of Therasia. Name of two popular Catholic saints. Saint Teresa of Avila was an astringent, intellectual mystic. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, France (19th century), who died at age 24, wrote an account of her life published as "The Story of a Soul", which so affected its readers worldwide that she became the most popular saint of modern times. Actresses Theresa Russell, Teresa Wright, Teri Garr, Teri Hatcher; humanitarian Mother Teresa; basketball player Theresa Edwards.
Theresa▼ has 46 variants: Resi, Rezi, Rezka, Taresa, Tera▼, Terasa, Teresa▼, Terese▼, Teresia, Teresina, Teresita, Teressa▼, Tereza, Terezinha, Terezsa, Teri▼, Terresa, Terresa, Terresia, Terri▼, Terrosina, Terry▼, Terrya, Tersa, Tersina, Tersita, Terza, Tess▼, Tessa▲, Tessey, Tessi, Tessie▼, Tessy, Therese▼, Theresina, Theresita, Theressa, Tracey▼, Tracie▼, Tracy▼, Treesa, Tresa, Trescha, Tressa▼, Treza and Zita.
Theresa▼ has 26 more related variations via Teresa, Teri: Techa, Terasina, Terasita, Terea, Terecena, Teree, Tereigh, Tereska, Teresse, Terez, Terezia, Terezilya, Terezita, Terie, Terosina, Terree, Terreigh, Terrey, Terrie▼, Terrye, Tersia, Terushka, Teruska, Tesa, Tesia and Teskia.Kreatif forms: Therema, Therera, Thereta. [more]
How popular is Theresa?
Theresa is a very prominent first name for females (#72 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Theresa for girls. Theresa reached its highest rank of #41 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Theresa and affiliated names. Autumn (#71 a year ago), Tessa (#221), Teresa (#719), Therese, Tracey, Tracy, Zita, Tressa, Tresa, Tessie, Tracie, Tess, Teresita, Terese, Tera, Teressa, Teri, Terrie, Terri and Terry are the prominent alternative forms of Theresa. Variants like Tersia are seldom used. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4409%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0947%, down 78.5%), with versions like Tess, Teresa, Theresa, Teressa and Teri becoming somewhat outmoded. Autumn (#71) and Tessa (#221) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)