Given Name TESS

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, Dutch
PRONOUNCED: TES   [details]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of THERESA. This is the name of the main character in Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the D'Ubervilles' (1891).

Categories

angels, currently out of the US top 1000, literature, Redwall characters, Stephen King characters, top 10 in the Netherlands
VARIANTS: Teri, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tessa, Tessie, Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Tracy (English), Thera, Trees (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Terese (Basque), Tereza (Bulgarian), Terezija, Tena (Croatian), Tereza, Terezie (Czech), Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese (Danish), Teresa (Finnish), Thérèse (French), Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Theresia (German), Terézia, Teca, Teréz (Hungarian), Toiréasa, Treasa (Irish), Teresa (Italian), Therasia (Late Roman), Trees (Limburgish), Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese (Norwegian), Teresa (Polish), Teresa, Teresinha (Portuguese), Tereza, Terezinha (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Tereza (Romanian), Terézia (Slovak), Terezija (Slovene), Teresa, Tere, Teresita (Spanish), Teresa, Teresia, Theresa, Therese, Theresia, Terese, Tessan (Swedish)