Name Teresa Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Teresa


Teresa is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Teresa?

Teresa is a name of Greek origin. Teresa probably originates from the Greek island Santorin, which was once called Thera or Thira, or from the neighbouring island Therassia or Thirassia.

What does the name Teresa mean?

Teresa means “from the island Therassia”, “inhabitant of Thera“, but as well “huntress” (from ancient Greek “thēráō/θηράω” = to hunt or “thēríon/θηρίον” = huntable/wild animal) or “harvester” (from ancient Greek “therizo” = to harvest). Another meaning of Teresa is “summer” (from ancient Greek “théros/θέρος”).

Pronunciation of Teresa

Variants of the name Teresa

Tereza Theresa

Popularity of the name Teresa

The name Teresa is ranked #1090 overall.

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