Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. teh-REH-sa(Spanish, Polish) teh-REH-za(Italian, German) tə-REH-zə(Catalan) tyeh-ryeh-SU(Lithuanian) TEH-reh-sah(Finnish) tə-REE-sə(English) tə-REE-zə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Form of Theresa used in several languages. Saint Teresa of Ávila was a 16th-century Spanish nun who reformed the Carmelite monasteries and wrote several spiritual books. It was also borne by the Albanian missionary Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), better known as Mother Teresa, who worked with the poor in India. She adopted the name in honour of the French saint Thérèse of Lisieux, who is the patron of missionaries.

Related Names

VariantsTereza(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Teresė(Lithuanian) Theresa, Theresia, Therese(German) Teresia, Terese, Therese(Swedish) Terese, Therese(Norwegian) Terese, Therese(Danish) Theresa, Therese(English)
DiminutivesTere, Teresita(Spanish) Teresinha(Portuguese) Terezinha(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Tessan(Swedish) Teri, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tess, Tessa, Tessie, Tracy, Tressa(English)
Other Languages & CulturesTerese(Basque) Tereza(Bulgarian) Tereza, Terezija, Tena(Croatian) Tereza, Terezie(Czech) Theresia, Tess, Tessa, Thera, Trees(Dutch) Thérèse(French) Terézia, Teca, Teréz(Hungarian) Toiréasa(Irish) Therasia(Late Roman) Tereza(Romanian) Tereza(Serbian) Tereza, Terézia(Slovak) Terezija(Slovene)
User SubmissionsTerèsa, Teresá

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: August 26
Austria: September 5
Finland: April 26
Italy: October 1
Italy: October 15
Poland: October 3
Poland: October 15
Spain: June 17
Spain: August 9
Spain: August 26
Spain: September 5
Spain: October 1
Spain: October 15


Entry updated April 25, 2021