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


Tessa is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Tessa?

Tessa is an English 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 Tessa mean?

Tessa 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 Tessa is “summer” (from ancient Greek “théros/θέρος”) and “born fourth” or “fourth child” (from ancient Greek “téssares/τέσσᾰρες” = four).

Pronunciation of Tessa

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Popularity of the name Tessa

The name Tessa is ranked #1362 overall.

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