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).
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)

Categories

angels, currently out of the US top 1000, literature, Redwall characters, Stephen King characters, top 10 in the Netherlands
Entry updated March 21, 2014