Tess is a ♀ girl’s name.
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.
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”).
The name Tess is ranked #1326 overall.
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Last updated: 4/28/2022
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