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Tess - Meaning of Tess

What does Tess mean?

Meaning of the name TessTessaTeresaTheresaTheresiaZitaTeraQuintellaTracieTeriTracyTerraRessieTraceeQuintessaTerrieTinaTereseShantesaTressieTraceyTessy

[ syll. tes(s), te-ss ] The baby girl name Tess is pronounced as T-S- †. Tess has its origins in the Latin and Old Greek languages. It is used largely in English and Greek.

Tess is a variant form of the English Quintella.

Tess is also a contracted form of the English Quintessa in the Greek language.

Tess is also a diminutive of the English and German Theresa in the English language.

A variant form of the name is the English diminutive Tessy.

See also the related form, the name Shantesa.

Tess is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1993 with 0.027% of baby girls being named Tess. It had a ranking of #483 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is used only on a very light scale today. Among all girl names in its family, Tess was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Tess include Taesha, Tak, Tash, Tashay, Taz, Teague, Teige, Tessa, Tesse, Tessi, Tessie, Tessy, Tetsu, Téa, Thaís, Thays, Thiz, Thoosa, Thwaya, and Tiah.

† Pronunciation for Tess: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"


Meaning of Tess Meaning of Tessy Meaning of Quintessa Meaning of Theresa Meaning of Quintella Meaning of Shantesa
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