Theresa, Teresa

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL:This is a name with obscure origins. It comes from Greek, possibly from the word teresis meaning "watching; guarding." It could also be derived from the word therizo, meaning "I mow" or "I harvest." This phrase is derived from the Greek word for "summer; harvest-time."

diminutives: Tess, Tessie, Tessa, Teri, Tracy (modern, usually British)

related names: Tressa, other forms