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Theresa meaning and name origin
Theresa \th(e)-re-sa\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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, Tressa, Trescha, Treza and Zita.
For more information, see also related names Autumn and Therma.
Baby names that sound like Theresa are Thersa, Tiersa, Thursa and Thirsa.
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Popularity of Theresa
Theresa is a very popular first name for women (#72 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#49051 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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