Teresa

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First recorded as the name of a fourth century Spanish saint. Of obscure origin, suggestions include Therasia or Thera, ancient name of the Greek island Thira.

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Teresa

  1. A female given name, the Spanish and Italian form of Theresa.
    • 1980 Laura Furman: The Glass House, a Novella and Stories. Viking Press 1980. ISBN 0670341797 page 76:
      My friends call me Terry. My husband always used my full name, Teresa. He said it made him feel like he was married to a foreign woman.
    • 1999 Ed McBain, The Big Bad City, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0671025694, page 139:
      Cynthia and Melinda, reduced to Cindy and Mindy, as Carella had dreaded would happen from the moment she named them. Her older daughter had fared better. Tess, modern and sleek for Teresa, which conjured up cobblestoned streets in a mountain village in Potenza.

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German[edit]

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Teresa ? (genitive Teresas)

  1. A female given name, variant spelling of Theresa.

Italian[edit]

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Teresa f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Teresa.

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Polish[edit]

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Teresa f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Teresa.

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Portuguese[edit]

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Teresa f

  1. Teresa (female given name)

Spanish[edit]

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Teresa f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Teresa.