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Teresa

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 50 50 0
1881 46 46 0
1882 50 50 0
1883 64 64 0
1884 78 78 0
1885 66 66 0
1886 84 84 0
1887 107 107 0
1888 111 111 0
1889 113 113 0
1890 110 110 0
1891 131 131 0
1892 143 143 0
1893 132 132 0
1894 157 157 0
1895 167 167 0
1896 209 209 0
1897 159 159 0
1898 217 217 0
1899 162 162 0
1900 204 204 0
1901 164 164 0
1902 153 153 0
1903 174 174 0
1904 179 179 0
1905 178 178 0
1906 198 198 0
1907 191 191 0
1908 233 233 0
1909 215 215 0
1910 220 220 0
1911 281 281 0
1912 344 344 0
1913 424 424 0
1914 524 524 0
1915 686 686 0
1916 662 662 0
1917 678 673 5
1918 674 674 0
1919 706 706 0
1920 720 720 0
1921 738 738 0
1922 707 701 6
1923 724 724 0
1924 792 787 5
1925 954 954 0
1926 1,167 1,160 7
1927 1,211 1,211 0
1928 1,220 1,213 7
1929 1,030 1,021 9
1930 1,002 993 9
1931 952 947 5
1932 865 854 11
1933 753 753 0
1934 707 707 0
1935 724 715 9
1936 675 675 0
1937 667 660 7
1938 701 696 5
1939 650 650 0
1940 691 686 5
1941 722 715 7
1942 1,002 1,002 0
1943 1,193 1,193 0
1944 1,204 1,204 0
1945 1,346 1,339 7
1946 1,844 1,834 10
1947 2,811 2,811 0
1948 4,227 4,218 9 #82 girl name
1949 4,335 4,328 7 #82 girl name
1950 4,734 4,728 6 #81 girl name
1951 6,221 6,210 11 #63 girl name
1952 7,305 7,298 7 #52 girl name
1953 8,949 8,930 19 #42 girl name
1954 10,855 10,833 22 #34 girl name
1955 13,148 13,123 25 #26 girl name
1956 14,499 14,465 34 #24 girl name
1957 15,714 15,681 33 #24 girl name
1958 15,640 15,605 35 #26 girl name
1959 17,430 17,391 39 #24 girl name
1960 18,873 18,834 39 #19 girl name
1961 18,943 18,903 40 #18 girl name
1962 18,558 18,512 46 #18 girl name
1963 18,018 17,966 52 #18 girl name
1964 16,456 16,418 38 #21 girl name
1965 14,621 14,578 43 #24 girl name
1966 13,065 13,020 45 #29 girl name
1967 12,301 12,268 33 #28 girl name
1968 10,952 10,914 38 #30 girl name
1969 10,394 10,357 37 #32 girl name
1970 9,644 9,607 37 #34 girl name
1971 8,604 8,563 41 #34 girl name
1972 7,206 7,177 29 #39 girl name
1973 6,008 5,986 22 #45 girl name
1974 5,413 5,393 20 #53 girl name
1975 4,657 4,638 19 #61 girl name
1976 4,080 4,056 24 #66 girl name
1977 3,673 3,656 17 #79 girl name
1978 3,485 3,472 13 #88 girl name
1979 3,491 3,480 11 #87 girl name
1980 3,161 3,148 13 #94 girl name
1981 3,137 3,122 15 #97 girl name
1982 2,903 2,882 21
1983 2,716 2,702 14
1984 2,404 2,386 18
1985 2,223 2,211 12
1986 2,016 2,008 8
1987 1,792 1,780 12
1988 1,640 1,633 7
1989 1,542 1,530 12
1990 1,617 1,610 7
1991 1,489 1,489 0
1992 1,376 1,371 5
1993 1,238 1,233 5
1994 1,098 1,098 0
1995 1,054 1,044 10
1996 1,070 1,070 0
1997 1,078 1,078 0
1998 981 981 0
1999 975 975 0
2000 898 898 0
2001 830 830 0
2002 787 787 0
2003 703 703 0
2004 746 746 0
2005 671 671 0
2006 565 565 0
2007 563 563 0
2008 534 534 0
2009 453 453 0
2010 409 409 0
2011 543 543 0
2012 468 468 0
2013 435 435 0
2014 388 388 0
2015 426 426 0

Fun Facts about the name Teresa

  • How many people with the first name Teresa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 413,644 babies born with the first name Teresa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Teresa to occupy the territory of Martinique (France) with an estimated population of 408,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Teresa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 50 new born babies.
  • When was Teresa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Teresa is Monday, November 23rd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Teresa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Teresa was in 1961 with a total of 18,903 babies. That's a lot of babies named Teresa!
  • Random Teresa Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Teresa ranks 4th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 447 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Teresa: Your name in reverse order is Aseret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erstea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Teresa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 266 people with the last name Teresa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Teresa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Teresa as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

Where is the name Teresa popular?

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Popularity of Teresa as a first name

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Popularity of Teresa as a last name

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Common last names for Teresa

  • Smith
  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Johnson
  • Martinez
  • Brown
  • Hernandez
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Gonzalez
  • Davis
  • Sanchez
  • Martin
  • Perez
  • Murphy
  • Rivera

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Teresa U.S.
  White 51.50% 64.26%
  African American 4.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 37.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Teresa

People with the last name Teresa are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Teresa

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)
Wiktionary

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 .

  1. A female given name, the Spanish and Italian form of Theresa.

Teresa was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Teresa

Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Teresa was given the name Teresa Mary Palmer on February 26th, 1986 in Adelaide.

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Teresa Heinz

Teresa Heinz is a businesswoman and philanthropist. Teresa was given the name Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira on October 5th, 1938 in Maputo. Teresa is also known as Teresa Heinz Kerry.

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Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice is a leading individual. She was most active from 2009 to 2009. Teresa was given the name Teresa Gorga on May 18th, 1972 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

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Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng is a mandopop, cantopop, and j-pop singing. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1967. Teresa is also known as Teresa Tang and Teresa Deng.

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Teresa Wright

Teresa Wright was an actress. She was most prominent from 1941 to 1997. Teresa was given the name Muriel Teresa Wright on October 27th, 1918 in Harlem, NYC, New York, U.S. She died on March 6th, 2005.

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Teresa Ann Savoy

Teresa Ann Savoy is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 2000. Teresa was born on July 18th, 1955 in London. Teresa is also known as Therese Ann Savoy.

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  • Teri Gender Bender
    (musician)
  • Teresa Lewis
    (notable human)
  • Teresa Brewer
    (musician)
  • Teresa Earnhardt
    (important individual)
  • Teresa Graves
    (actress)
  • Teresa Mo Sun-kwan
    (influential somebody)
  • Teresa Cristina
    (famed person)
  • Teresa Scanlan
    (famed human)
  • Terri Hawkes
    (actress)
  • Teresa Bagioli Sickles
    (housewife)
  • Teresa Salgueiro
    (musician)
  • Teresa Carreño
    (leading somebody)
  • Teresa Weatherspoon
    (college coach)
  • Teresa Nielsen Hayden
    (writer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Teresa

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a religious. She holds the title Superior General. Mother was given the name Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on August 26th, 1910 in Skopje. She breathed her last breath on September 5th, 1997.

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Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Maria was born on March 22nd, 1956 in Marianao.

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Joan Manuel Serrat

Joan Manuel Serrat is a nueva canción, pop, and rock musician. He was most prominent from 1965 to present. Joan was given the name Joan Manuel Serrat i Teresa on December 27th, 1943.

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Teresa

Teresa is a fashion design.

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Contessa Guiccioli Teresa

Contessa Guiccioli Teresa was a famed human. Contessa was born in 1800 in Ravenna, Italy. She breathed her last breath in 1873.

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Infanta Maria Teresa

Infanta Maria Teresa was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Beira and Prince of Beira. Infanta was born as the child of John VI of Portugal and Carlota Joaquina of Spain on April 29th, 1793 in Ajuda. She died on January 17th, 1874.

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What Teresa's Have Visited This Page?

  • Teresa Lueck Bradley

What does the name Teresa mean?

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Ris for rock star, let it out!

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Sis for serious, not always joking.

Ais for adorable, how precious

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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