Theresa - girls name

Theresa name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 67%

Theresa name meaning:

The name Theresa is of Greek origin and is derived from the word "therizo," meaning 'to harvest.' It is also associated with the Greek God of the harvest, Demeter. The name Theresa symbolizes abundance, fertility, and a bountiful harvest. It conveys a sense of warmth, nurturing, and generosity.

Theresa is also known for its Christian significance. Saint Theresa of Avila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a prominent Spanish mystic and writer in 16th-century Catholicism. She is revered for her profound spiritual insights and devotion to God. The name Theresa, therefore, is often associated with spirituality, faith, and devotion.

In modern times, Theresa has become a popular name across different cultures and nations. It is often given to girls born in families that value tradition, faith, and a sense of purpose. Girls named Theresa are often seen as compassionate, loving, and determined individuals who strive for success and bring warmth and joy to those around them.

Origin: Greek

Feminine form of Terence.


Victorian names

Related names

Terence , Terrel, Terrence , Terry , Theresa , Therese, Torrance

Other girls names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 1866 out of 5581

15 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Theresa

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