Tess name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tess mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tess

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tess means "Name Tes means 'Maker of music'".
  2. According to a user from Spain, the name Tess means "Originary from Greece (tesis), meaning 'soft and warm like the summer breeze'. Could be short for Teresa".
  3. A user from Mexico says the name Tess is of English origin and means "To harvest".
  4. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Tess means "Awesome".
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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Teresa.

Notable Persons Named Tess

Notable Persons Named Tess

Tess Daly

Tess Daly is a model (people), television presenter, novelist, model, and novellist. She was most active from 1990 to present. Tess was given the name Helen Elizabeth Daly on April 27th, 1969 in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday is a plus-size model, make-up artist, blogger, and blog. Tess was given the name Ryann Maegen Hoven on July 5th, 1985 in Laurel, Mississippi. Tess is also known as Tess Munster.

Tess Taylor

Tess was given the name Tess Amber Adler on February 11th, 1990 in Malibu, California, U.S. Tess is also known as Tess Adler.

Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen is a suspense, mystery, and mystery fiction author, medical doctor, and physician. Tess was born on June 12th, 1953 in San Diego, California, United States.

Tess Harper

Tess Harper is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Tess was given the name Tessie Jean Washam on August 15th, 1950 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

Tess Wiley

Tess Wiley is a pop rock, soft rock, and alternative rock musician. She has been prominent since 1991. Tess was born Tess Wiley on November 5th, 1974 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

  • Tess Broussard
  • Tess Madgen
    Basketball Player
  • Tess Henley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tess

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tess


Tess was born in 1972.

Jeffrey Tess

Jeffrey Tess is an athlete for the Westtan Broncos F.C.


Common last names for Tess

  • Schwartz

Common first names for Tess

  • Edward
  • Mary
  • John

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tess U.S.
  White 92.50% 64.26%
  African American 1.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tess

People with the last name Tess are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tess

  • How Popular is the name Tess? Tess is the 2,131st most popular name of all time. As a last name Tess was the 38,582nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tess have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,996 babies born with the first name Tess in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tess to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tess? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tess first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tess is Friday, August 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Tess born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tess was in 1992 with a total of 529 babies.
  • Random Tess Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tess is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Tess: The name spelled backwards is Sset. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Esst. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tess? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 573 people with the last name Tess.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tess? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tess as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tess name meaning

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