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Meaning & History

Diminutive of THERESA. This is the name of the main character in Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the D'Ubervilles' (1891).
VariantsTeri, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tessa, Tessie, Tracee, Tracey, Traci, Tracie, Tracy English Thera, Trees Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesTerese 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


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Entry updated March 21, 2014   Contribute