Teresa - Meaning of Teresa
[ 3 syll. te-re-sa, ter-esa ] The baby girl name Teresa is pronounced in English as TahRIYSah, in German as TehREHZaa, or in Italian, Polish and Spanish as TehREHSaa †. Teresa is used predominantly in the English, Italian, and Spanish languages. Its origin is Old Greek. Teresa is a variant spelling of the name Theresa (English and German). See also the related forms, Maite, Maria Teresa (Spanish), and Maite (Basque and Spanish).
Teresa is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1962 with 0.913% of baby girls being given the name Teresa. It was #18 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a substantial loss in popularity since then, and is currently of irregular use. Among all girl names in its family, Teresa was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Teresa include Taracka, Tarakah, Tarakya, Tarasa, Tarasha, Taratia, Tarcisia, Tarika, Tarisai, Terasa, Tereasa, Teresea, Teresia, Terica, Terika, Terisa, Terrika, Teruska, Thedorsha, and Thedrica.
† Pronunciation for Teresa: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Teresa is Teresa Heinz Kerry, Political Relative, born Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira 5 October 1938.