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Diminutive of TERENCE or THERESA. A famous bearer was Terry Fox (1958-1981), a young man with an artificial leg who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He died of the disease before crossing the country.
Other Languages & CulturesTerentius Ancient Roman Terese Basque Tereza Bulgarian Terezija, Tena Croatian Tereza, Terezie Czech Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese Danish Theresia, Tess, Thera, Trees Dutch Teresa Finnish Thérèse French Terenti Georgian Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Theresia German Terézia, Teca, Teréz Hungarian Toiréasa, Treasa Irish Terenzio, Teresa Italian Therasia Late Roman Trees Limburgish Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese Norwegian Teresa Polish Teresa, Teresinha Portuguese Tereza, Terezinha Portuguese (Brazilian) Tereza Romanian Terenti, Terentiy Russian Terézia Slovak Terezija Slovene Teresa, Tere, Teresita Spanish Teresa, Teresia, Theresa, Therese, Theresia, Terese, Tessan Swedish
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Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute