Meaning & History
From an English surname that was taken from a Norman French place name meaning "domain belonging to THRACIUS". Charles Dickens used it for a male character in his novel 'The Pickwick Papers' (1837). It was later popularized as a feminine name by the main character Tracy Lord in the movie 'The Philadelphia Story' (1940). This name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of THERESA.
Other Languages & CulturesTerese(Basque) Tereza(Bulgarian) Terezija, Tena(Croatian) Tereza, Terezie(Czech) Teresa, Theresa, Therese, Terese(Danish) Theresia, Tess, Thera, Trees(Dutch) 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)