Tess

Tess - A very unique female name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Tess, meaning to harvest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1526. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Tess and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Tess? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Tess. The baby girl name Tess was given to 194 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1022 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,285 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Tess peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1992 on position 462.



Famous with this name

Tess Amorim
Tess Harper
Tess Smalley


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Tess is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Tess is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #274 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,638.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Tess is where you live.


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Tess origin and meaning

Tess is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means to harvest. To see famous people named Tess, pop culture references for the name Tess and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Tess

We've found the following names that sound similar to Tess, sorted by popularity.

Tessa / Tasha / Tisha / Tosha / Tessie / Tyesha / Tasia / Tiesha / Taisha / Takisha /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121022
2011925
2010800
2009826
2008867
2007896
2006739
2005609
2004639
2003568
2002636
2001650
2000561
1999595
1998578
1997527
1996586
1995551
1994524
1993489
1992462
1991523
1990579
1989732
1988969
19871046
1986919
1985845
1984821
1983835
19821322
19811605
19732191
19722959
19711762
19701429
19691353
19681498
19671991
19622274
19231783
19202021
19191563
19141526

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts274
Utah370
Idaho390
Connecticut440
Wisconsin544
Illinois691
Pennsylvania722
Ohio777
Oklahoma778
Missouri802
New Jersey806
Arizona958
Virginia997
Washington1060
North Carolina1162
Michigan1182
California1338
New York1586
Texas1638

Even more about Tess


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Tess a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Tess?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Tess
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 7,285
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +194

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