Therese: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Therese | Girls
Origin of the name Therese:
Of uncertain etymology, Teresa is generally believed to be derived from the Greek therizein (to reap, to gather in) and thus takes the definition of “harvester.” The first known bearer of the name was the Spanish wife of St. Paulinus, a 5th century Roman bishop of Nola. Teresa was not used outside the Iberian Peninsula until the 16th century, when the fame of St. Teresa of Avila (1515—82) made the name popular among Roman Catholics throughout Europe.
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- Comments and insights on the name Therese: | Edit
I can remember being a little girl and no one being able to say my name but my family. As I grow older that is when I began to really like my name. My name is very strong and confident. So if anyone ever has doubts on whether to name your daughter Therese, don't they will love it as they grow.
- Personal experiences with the name Therese: | Edit
My sister is named Therese, she likes the name, but outside Scandinavia we have discovered most people have a hard time pronuncing it correctly, it often becomes "Teresa". Also young children have a hard time pronuncing it, and it often becomes "Tessa" or "Rese"
- Nicknames for Therese: | Edit
Terry, Tess, Reese
- Meanings and history of the name Therese: | Edit
A French form of the name Teresa, originally from the Greek for "harvester".
- Famous real-life people named Therese: | Edit
St. Therese of Lisieux, French Carmelite nun and mystic
Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de France, Madame Royale, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette
- Therese in song, story & screen: | Edit
Thérèse (opera), an opera by Jules Massenet
Thérèse (film), a film by Alain Cavalier
Therese Lisbon, the eldest sister in "The Virgin Suicides" (Jeffrey Eugenides book/Sophia Coppola film)
Global Popularity of the Name Therese
- #207 in Norway