Teresa name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Teresa

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Teresa is of Greek origin and means "Reaper like when you Reap the rewards of the fruit of thy labor".
  2. A user from Indiana, U.S. says the name Teresa is of Greek origin and means "Harvester, Reaper".
  3. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Teresa means "Harvester. Fruitful".
  4. A submission from District of Columbia, U.S. says the name Teresa means "Reaper of the 'Fruits of the Spirit' and is Old Greek" and is of Greek origin.
  5. 2 submissions from the United States agree the name Teresa means "Harvester" and is of Spanish origin.
  6. A user from Canada says the name Teresa means "The name is of spanish origin and means harvester".
  7. According to a user from Oklahoma, U.S., the name Teresa is of Greek origin and means "Reaper, havester,or farmer".
  8. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Teresa is of Greek origin and means "The meaning i have seen before is to reap what you sow".
  9. A user from the United States says the name Teresa means "Kind, loving. And warm".
  10. A submission from Canada says the name Teresa means "Huntress" and is of Greek origin.
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  1. Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)

First recorded as the name of a fourth-century Spanish saint. Of obscure origin; suggestions include Therasia or Thera, ancient name of the Greek island Thira.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, the Spanish and Italian form of Theresa.

Teresa was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Faroese, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Teresa

Notable Persons Named Teresa

Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Teresa was given the name Teresa Mary Palmer on February 26th, 1986 in Adelaide.

Teresa Heinz

Teresa Heinz is a businesswoman and philanthropist. Teresa was given the name Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira on October 5th, 1938 in Maputo. Teresa is also known as Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Teresa Giudice

She was most active from 2009 to 2009. Teresa was given the name Teresa Gorga on May 18th, 1972 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng is a mandopop, cantopop, and j-pop singing. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1967. Teresa is also known as Teresa Tang and Teresa Deng.

Teresa Wright

Teresa Wright was an actress. She was most prominent from 1941 to 1997. Teresa was given the name Muriel Teresa Wright on October 27th, 1918 in Harlem, NYC, New York, U.S. She died on March 6th, 2005.

Teresa Ann Savoy

Teresa Ann Savoy is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 2000. Teresa was born on July 18th, 1955 in London. Teresa is also known as Therese Ann Savoy.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Teresa

Notable Persons With the Last Name Teresa

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a religious. She holds the title Superior General. Mother was given the name Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on August 26th, 1910 in Skopje. She breathed her last breath on September 5th, 1997.

Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Maria was born on March 22nd, 1956 in Marianao.

Joan Manuel Serrat

Joan Manuel Serrat is a nueva canción, pop, and rock musician. He was most prominent from 1965 to present. Joan was given the name Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa on December 27th, 1943.


Teresa is a fashion design.

Contessa Guiccioli Teresa

Contessa was born in 1800 in Ravenna, Italy. She breathed her last breath in 1873.

Infanta Maria Teresa

Infanta Maria Teresa was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Beira and Prince of Beira. Infanta was born as the child of John VI of Portugal and Carlota Joaquina of Spain on April 29th, 1793 in Ajuda. She died on January 17th, 1874.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Teresa U.S.
  White 51.50% 64.26%
  African American 4.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 37.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Teresa

People with the last name Teresa are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Teresa

  • What name lists does Teresa rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Teresa? Teresa is the 165th most popular name of all time. As a last name Teresa was the 73,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Teresa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 415,206 babies born with the first name Teresa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Teresa to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Teresa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 50 new born babies.
  • When was Teresa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Teresa is Monday, November 23rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Teresa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Teresa was in 1961 with a total of 18,907 babies. That's a lot of babies named Teresa!
  • Random Teresa Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Teresa ranks 16th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 1,179 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Teresa: The name spelled backwards is Aseret. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aretes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Teresa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 266 people with the last name Teresa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Teresa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Teresa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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