Teresa Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Teresa:
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. Var: Tereza, Theresa. Pet: Teri, Terri, Terry
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Tere, Teri, Terri, Terry, Tess, Tessa,Teecee, , Reesa,Telly, Terree,
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It comes from Spain, Rome and Greece. It means to harvest.
- Famous real-life people named Teresa
Mother Teresa (born Agnes)
Teresa Scanlan - Miss America 2011
Teresa Wright - American actress
Teresa Cristina, Empress of Brazil
- Teresa in song, story & screen
Teresa (TV series), a Mexican soap opera
Teresa (film), Rod Steiger's first film appearance
"Teresa" (song), a song by Joe Dolan that topped the Irish singles chart in 1969
"Teresa", a song by Dick Haymes & The Andrews Sisters
Teresa Bryant, character on the British soap opera Coronation Street
Teresa Cammeniti, character on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
Teresa Moreno, wife of Richard Sharpe in Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series of historical fiction
Teresa of the Faint Smile, one of the main characters in the popular anime and manga series Claymore
Teresa Wisemail, a character from the PlayStation role-playing game Suikoden II
Teresa di Vicenzo (aka Tracy), fictitious character & wife of James Bond in both the novel & movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
Teresa is an important character in an anime named Claymore.
Teresa "Resa" Folchart, Meggie's mother from Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy.
Teresa Agnes, a character in James Dashner's "The Maze Runner"