Theresa Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Theresa:
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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Terry, Tess, Tessa, Tressa, Tea, Tracy, Terri, Resa, Reese, Resey, Tressy, Tessia, There’s a:D
- Meanings and history of the name Theresa
- Famous real-life people named Theresa
Maria Theresa, Empress of Austro-Hungarian Empire, and numerous archduchesses of the same name
Theresa Saldana, American actress and victims' rights advocate
Theresa Russell, American actress
Mother Teresa, Saint
Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, Foundress of School Sisters of Notre Dame
Theresa May, UK Prime Minister 2016-hopefully 2019
- Theresa in song, story & screen
Theresa (novel), a novel by Arthur Schnitzler
Theresa Rourke Cassidy, the alter-ego of the Marvel Comics heroine Siryn
Theresa (Tessa) Gray, character of the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare