Name Tess - Meaning and origin

Name Tess - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:

Short, Greeks

Meaning of the name:

From Greek Therasia, name of an island in the Aegean Sea.
This derivative of Thérèse, derived from the Greek word "ther", meaning the wild beast, appeared in the sixteenth century, following St. Teresa of Avila who inspired the reform of the Carmelite order. Then he experienced a revival of interest in the nineteenth century with the fame of St. Therese of Lisieux, died in 1897 and canonized in 1925. One girl in twenty bore the name of Therese in the 30s.


Tess Alexandra Parker, American actress (True Blood), Tess Gerritsen, American thriller writer, Tess Holiday, American model.
Not forgetting, of course, the character of Tess d'Uberville played by Nastassja Kinsky in the film by Roman Polanski.

His character :

Tess is naturally cheerful and communicative. From an early age, she loves to be surrounded and does everything to please those she meets. Be careful, however, that she take care of her as much as she cares for others because she has an immense heart. Overflowing with vitality, Tess has all the assets to succeed and is also full of confidence ... but without ever doing too much!


Tessa, Theresa, Theresia, Terry, Tracie, Tara, Resa, Thais.

His party :

The Tess are celebrated on October 1st (Saint Teresa of Avila) or on October 15th (Saint Teresa of Lisieux).

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