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404k
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since 1880

Theresa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Harvester
  • #166 All Time
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413k Teresa (Spanish)
35k Therese (French)
2k Theresia (Greek)

How popular is the name "Theresa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 153 153 0
1881 173 173 0
1882 170 170 0
1883 241 241 0
1884 240 240 0
1885 232 232 0
1886 276 276 0
1887 284 284 0
1888 377 377 0
1889 359 359 0
1890 401 401 0
1891 370 370 0
1892 417 417 0
1893 469 469 0
1894 484 484 0 #101 girl name
1895 520 515 5
1896 469 469 0
1897 533 533 0 #100 girl name
1898 540 540 0
1899 532 532 0
1900 664 659 5
1901 554 554 0 #94 girl name
1902 549 549 0
1903 553 553 0
1904 561 561 0
1905 598 598 0
1906 674 669 5 #99 girl name
1907 734 734 0 #99 girl name
1908 795 795 0 #94 girl name
1909 724 724 0
1910 934 926 8 #96 girl name
1911 924 919 5 #100 girl name
1912 1,268 1,268 0 #97 girl name
1913 1,403 1,403 0 #97 girl name
1914 1,794 1,794 0 #92 girl name
1915 2,316 2,309 7 #93 girl name
1916 2,355 2,348 7 #98 girl name
1917 2,490 2,490 0 #97 girl name
1918 2,511 2,511 0
1919 2,380 2,380 0
1920 2,432 2,426 6
1921 2,619 2,613 6
1922 2,550 2,542 8
1923 2,627 2,614 13
1924 3,034 3,023 11 #95 girl name
1925 3,526 3,513 13 #80 girl name
1926 4,423 4,408 15 #64 girl name
1927 5,151 5,128 23 #52 girl name
1928 5,346 5,329 17 #49 girl name
1929 5,086 5,069 17 #49 girl name
1930 4,797 4,779 18 #50 girl name
1931 4,054 4,033 21 #59 girl name
1932 3,838 3,815 23 #60 girl name
1933 3,281 3,266 15 #70 girl name
1934 3,213 3,192 21 #77 girl name
1935 2,879 2,863 16 #86 girl name
1936 2,766 2,756 10 #89 girl name
1937 2,710 2,700 10 #95 girl name
1938 2,780 2,763 17 #92 girl name
1939 2,621 2,612 9 #93 girl name
1940 2,457 2,441 16
1941 2,683 2,673 10 #95 girl name
1942 2,804 2,799 5 #98 girl name
1943 2,937 2,928 9 #100 girl name
1944 2,824 2,817 7 #96 girl name
1945 2,903 2,896 7 #96 girl name
1946 3,700 3,684 16 #95 girl name
1947 4,403 4,391 12 #85 girl name
1948 5,564 5,552 12 #63 girl name
1949 5,617 5,606 11 #63 girl name
1950 5,635 5,628 7 #65 girl name
1951 6,203 6,191 12 #64 girl name
1952 6,823 6,811 12 #60 girl name
1953 7,735 7,722 13 #50 girl name
1954 8,516 8,502 14 #47 girl name
1955 9,637 9,616 21 #38 girl name
1956 10,860 10,839 21 #32 girl name
1957 11,207 11,182 25 #36 girl name
1958 11,476 11,450 26 #33 girl name
1959 11,672 11,642 30 #34 girl name
1960 11,881 11,845 36 #35 girl name
1961 11,998 11,967 31 #35 girl name
1962 11,093 11,060 33 #40 girl name
1963 11,080 11,039 41 #38 girl name
1964 10,582 10,556 26 #38 girl name
1965 9,704 9,682 22 #45 girl name
1966 8,732 8,703 29 #46 girl name
1967 8,135 8,104 31 #43 girl name
1968 7,323 7,304 19 #47 girl name
1969 6,885 6,860 25 #49 girl name
1970 6,435 6,408 27 #54 girl name
1971 5,475 5,448 27 #61 girl name
1972 4,595 4,571 24 #68 girl name
1973 4,191 4,181 10 #69 girl name
1974 3,869 3,858 11 #79 girl name
1975 3,632 3,612 20 #78 girl name
1976 3,187 3,174 13 #89 girl name
1977 2,930 2,916 14 #98 girl name
1978 2,940 2,922 18
1979 3,005 2,995 10 #100 girl name
1980 2,938 2,926 12
1981 2,956 2,943 13 #99 girl name
1982 2,760 2,750 10
1983 2,426 2,415 11
1984 2,319 2,305 14
1985 2,142 2,121 21
1986 1,986 1,978 8
1987 1,751 1,742 9
1988 1,665 1,657 8
1989 1,556 1,544 12
1990 1,510 1,500 10
1991 1,465 1,460 5
1992 1,237 1,237 0
1993 1,159 1,159 0
1994 1,064 1,064 0
1995 948 948 0
1996 882 882 0
1997 852 852 0
1998 787 787 0
1999 701 701 0
2000 679 679 0
2001 601 601 0
2002 532 532 0
2003 493 493 0
2004 410 410 0
2005 439 439 0
2006 394 394 0
2007 377 377 0
2008 340 340 0
2009 282 282 0
2010 280 280 0
2011 213 213 0
2012 232 232 0
2013 197 197 0
2014 223 223 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Theresa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 403,878 babies born with the name Theresa in the United States. That's more than enough Theresas to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 153 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Theresa" was in 1961 with a total of 11,967 babies. (That's a lot of baby Theresas)

According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Theresa" ranks #49 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 100 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 11,093 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Theresa popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Theresa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Theresa as well as things modernly associated with the name Theresa such as celebrities named Theresa.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Theresa

The name "Theresa" is of Greek origin, and it means "Harvester". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Teri Polo

Teri Polo is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Teri was born in 1969 as Theresa Elizabeth Polo in Dover, Delaware, U.S.

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Theresa Russell

Theresa Russell is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Theresa was born in 1957 as Theresa Paup in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Theresa Randle

Theresa Randle is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Theresa was born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Teresa Brewer

Teresa Brewer is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1949 to 1990. Teresa was born in 1931 as Theresa Veronica Breuer in Toledo, Ohio, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

T is for treat, that you always are.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

S is for special, you are, you know!

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Asereht". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Trehaes". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Theresa born Oct 22, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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