Tessa

Tessa - A very unique female name



  Jan 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Tessa, meaning to reap, to gather, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1947 on position #2138. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Tessa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Tessa? 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 Tessa. The baby girl name Tessa was given to 1,321 baby girls in 2012, ranking #235 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,070 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Tessa peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2007 on position 190.



Famous with this name

Tessa Thompson
Tessa Ferrer
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Tessa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Tessa is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #71 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #433.

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 Tessa is where you live.


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Tessa origin and meaning

Tessa is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means to reap, to gather. To see famous people named Tessa, pop culture references for the name Tessa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Tessa

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

Tasha / Tess / 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
2012235
2011230
2010219
2009206
2008202
2007190
2006251
2005269
2004274
2003280
2002289
2001295
2000267
1999253
1998223
1997217
1996225
1995251
1994238
1993219
1992235
1991240
1990286
1989365
1988401
1987403
1986375
1985344
1984301
1983283
1982353
1981384
1980530
1979464
1978440
1977649
1976530
1975586
1974572
1973544
1972739
1971745
1970840
1969952
19681065
19671124
19661084
19651007
1964932
19622553
19611817
19592488
19472138

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota71
Utah92
Idaho100
Montana103
Maine107
Nebraska109
Iowa110
Massachusetts128
Connecticut131
Wisconsin131
Pennsylvania144
Oregon154
Kansas161
Indiana173
Ohio177
Michigan188
Colorado198
Missouri199
Delaware200
Illinois202
Minnesota207
Virginia216
New Jersey221
Oklahoma222
New York230
New Hampshire230
Kentucky237
West Virginia254
Washington265
Alabama291
Nevada304
North Carolina324
South Carolina330
Florida343
New Mexico358
Maryland380
Arizona380
Georgia387
California395
Tennessee396
Mississippi402
Arkansas426
Texas433

Even more about Tessa


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 Tessa 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 Tessa?

2 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
2007
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Tessa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,070
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1947
2012 births +1,321

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