[ 3 syll. te-re-sa, ter-esa ] The baby girl name Teresa is pronounced in English as Tah-RIY-Sah, in German as Teh-REH-Zaa, or in Italian, Polish and Spanish as Teh-REH-Saa †. 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 a classic favorite. Today it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was in the past. 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 it is used on a modest scale in recent years. In 2012, its usage was only 0.024% and its ranking #608, but it was nonetheless the most frequently used among all girl names in its family.
Baby names that sound like Teresa include Taheera, Tahera, Tahyra, Takarra, Takera, Takirra, Takora, Taracka, Taraea, Tarakah, Tarakya, Tarasa, Tarasha, Tareixa, Taria, Tarika, Tarisa, Tarreara, Tashara, and Tashera.
† 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.