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573
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in 2010

Tess

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44k Tessa (English)

How popular is the baby name Tess in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1889 6 6 0
1895 6 6 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 9 9 0
1899 9 9 0
1900 11 11 0
1901 6 6 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 13 13 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 10 10 0
1908 7 7 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 11 11 0
1913 7 7 0
1914 17 17 0
1915 13 13 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 18 18 0
1919 29 29 0
1920 19 19 0
1921 19 19 0
1922 16 16 0
1923 11 11 0
1924 15 15 0
1925 21 21 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 11 11 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 6 6 0
1932 5 5 0
1933 8 8 0
1934 8 8 0
1936 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 6 6 0
1941 5 5 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 5 5 0
1945 9 9 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 6 6 0
1951 6 6 0
1953 6 6 0
1954 9 9 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 6 6 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 17 17 0
1960 23 23 0
1961 20 20 0
1962 19 19 0
1963 27 27 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 14 14 0
1966 16 16 0
1967 50 50 0
1968 80 80 0
1969 92 92 0
1970 94 94 0
1971 80 80 0
1972 49 49 0
1973 40 40 0
1974 30 30 0
1975 32 32 0
1976 38 38 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 103 103 0
1982 133 133 0
1983 191 191 0
1984 216 216 0
1985 218 218 0
1986 194 194 0
1987 184 184 0
1988 183 183 0
1989 270 270 0
1990 403 403 0
1991 465 465 0
1992 528 528 0
1993 524 524 0
1994 477 477 0
1995 435 435 0
1996 409 409 0
1997 448 448 0
1998 430 430 0
1999 437 437 0
2000 475 475 0
2001 393 393 0
2002 417 417 0
2003 494 494 0
2004 424 424 0
2005 461 461 0
2006 385 385 0
2007 311 311 0
2008 321 321 0
2009 341 341 0
2010 337 337 0
2011 282 282 0
2012 254 254 0
2013 251 251 0
2014 234 234 0
2015 227 227 0

Fun Facts about the name Tess

  • How many people with the first name Tess have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,237 babies born with the first name Tess in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tess to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tess? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tess first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tess is Friday, August 1st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Tess born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tess was in 1992 with a total of 528 babies.
  • Random Tess Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tess is not a popular baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 11 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Tess: Your name in reverse order is Sset. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Stse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tess? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 573 people with the last name Tess.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tess? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tess as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Tess as a first name

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Common last names for Tess

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Common first names for Tess

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tess U.S.
  White 92.50% 64.26%
  African American 1.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tess

People with the last name Tess are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Tess

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

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Teresa.
  2. Any of the tropical cyclones, or typhoons named Tess.

Tess Mattisson

Tess Mattisson is a musical artist . Tess was born in 1978 in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Tess Gaerthé

Tess Gaerthé is a singer specializing in pop and jazz music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Tess was born in 1991 as Tess Gaerthe in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Tess

Tess Holliday
Tess Harper
Tess Sanchez
Tess Munster
Tess Of The D'urbervilles
Tess Christine
Tess Gerritsen
Tess Uspto

What does the name Tess mean?

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Sis for strength, there when needed.

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