Tessa: baby girl name meaning and popularity


Originally a diminutive of the name Theresa, this name could come from two sources: the Greek theros, meaning “summer,” or therizo, meaning “harvester.” And since we know your Tessa will likely harvest all the dandelions in your yard and hand them to you in a proud bouquet, this name is an adorable choice.


Tess, Tessie.

Famous people named Tessa:

Actresses Tessa Thompson and Tessa Allen; poet Tessa Rumsey, Olympic ice dancer Tessa Virtue; Olympic track and field athlete Tessa Sanderson; daughter of author Roald Dahl.

Fun facts:

Fictional Tessa is a character in the TV sitcom Suburgatory.

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