Name Theresa – origin and meaning

Theresa is a female name.

Origin of Theresa

Theresa is a Greek name. 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.

Meaning of Theresa

Theresa means “from the island Therassia”, but probably also “the huntress” (from Greek “theraein” = to hunt or “ther” = the huntable animal). Another meaning is “summer” (from Greek “theros”).

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