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


Tess is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Tess?

Tess is a short form of the name Theresa, which is of Greek origin. The name has its origin probably from the Greek island Santorin, which was once called Thera or Thira, or from the neighbouring island Therassia or Thirassia.

What does the name Tess mean?

Tess 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 Tess is “summer” (from ancient Greek “théros/θέρος”).

Pronunciation of Tess

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Popularity of the name Tess

The name Tess is ranked #1033 overall.

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