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Baby Name Theresa

Meaning of Theresa - What does the name Theresa means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: English
Name Meaning: Of uncertain etymology, Theresa is generally believed to be derived from the Greek therizein (to reap, to gather in). The first known bearer of the name was the Spanish wife of St. Paulinus, a 5th-century Roman bishop of Nola. Theresa 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
Origins: View this name in other origins - English, Greek, Portuguese
Variants: Teresa, Treeza.
Pet forms: Terri, Terrie, Tess, Tessa, Tracy
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