Teresa

Pronunciation: te-hre-hsa-h
Origin: Greece
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Teresa is a feminine name with a rich history and meaning. The name originates from the Greek word "theros," which means "summer", and is also associated with the Greek word "therizein," meaning "harvest". The name has been in use for centuries and has been popularized by influential religious figures such as Saint Teresa of Ávila and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. The name Teresa has been embraced by various cultures and regions, often chosen as a way to pay homage to revered saints like Saint Teresa of Calcutta, also known as Mother Teresa. The name reflects warmth and restorative nourishment, making it a fitting choice for a summertime baby or those born with a sunny disposition.

Teresa Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Teresa is currently #466 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Teresa is currently #261 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Teresa is currently #460 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Teresa is currently #261 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Teresa

  • Mother Teresa: Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was a Catholic nun and missionary known for her charitable work with the poor in Kolkata, India. She passed away in 1997.
  • Teresa Palmer: Teresa Palmer is an Australian actress, writer, and model known for her roles in "Warm Bodies," "Lights Out," and "Hacksaw Ridge."
  • Teresa Giudice: Teresa Giudice is an American television personality best known for her role on the reality TV show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."
  • Teresa Heinz: Teresa Heinz is an American businesswoman and philanthropist, the widow of Senator John Heinz and the wife of former Secretary of State John Kerry.
  • Teresa Ruiz: Teresa Ruiz is a Mexican-American actress who has appeared in TV shows like "Queen of the South" and films like "Fruitvale Station."