Theresa

Theresa - A very unique female name



  Dec 11,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Theresa, meaning to harvest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #96. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Theresa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Theresa? 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 Theresa. The baby girl name Theresa was given to 173 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1105 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,169 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Theresa peaked in popularity 61 years ago in 1956 on position 32.



Famous with this name

Theresa Russell
Theresa Fu
Theresa Ireland


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Theresa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Theresa is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #626 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,676.

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 Theresa is where you live.


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Theresa origin and meaning

Theresa is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means to harvest. To see famous people named Theresa, pop culture references for the name Theresa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Theresa

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

Teresa / Tracy / Tracey / Traci / Tricia / Trisha / Tracie / Therese / Terese / Teressa /

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
20121105
20111182
2010942
2009931
2008857
2007774
2006730
2005647
2004666
2003578
2002521
2001483
2000412
1999404
1998368
1997336
1996329
1995291
1994267
1993241
1992226
1991205
1990195
1989182
1988170
1987158
1986144
1985136
1984121
1983122
1982109
198199
1980103
1979100
1978101
197798
197689
197578
197479
197369
197268
197161
197053
196949
196847
196743
196646
196545
196438
196338
196240
196135
196035
195934
195833
195736
195632
195538
195447
195350
195260
195164
195065
194963
194862
194785
194696
194595
194496
194399
194297
194194
1940103
193992
193892
193795
193688
193586
193477
193370
193260
193159
193050
192949
192849
192752
192664
192580
192495
1923105
1922109
1921107
1920108
1919102
1918101
191797
191698
191593
191492
191399
191297
1911103
191096

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania626
New York657
Massachusetts680
Arizona782
Maryland850
Wisconsin876
Georgia953
Illinois970
Florida979
Ohio1093
Indiana1183
Texas1283
Virginia1330
New Jersey1357
Michigan1386
North Carolina1557
California1676

Even more about Theresa


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 Theresa 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 Theresa?

3 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
1956
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Theresa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 8,169
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +173

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