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Tessa

First Name
46k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tessa

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

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  1. A female given name, variant of Teresa.

Tessa was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

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Notable Persons Named Tessa

Tessa Thompson is an actress and musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Tessa was given the name Tessa Lynne Thompson on October 3rd, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Charlotte Rampling is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1963. Charlotte was given the name Tessa Charlotte Rampling on February 5th, 1946 in Sturmer, Essex, England, UK.

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Tessa Virtue is a figure skater.

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Tessa Ferrer is an actress. She was most active from 2008 to present. Tessa was given the name Tessa Rose Ferrer by her parent Debby Boone on March 30th, 1986 in Los Angeles, United States.

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Tessa Dahl is a novelist and journalist. Tessa was given the name Chantal Sophia Dahl by her parents Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal on April 11th, 1957.

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Tessa Peake-Jones is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Tessa was born on May 9th, 1957 in Hammersmith.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tessa

Andrea Tessa is a latin pop and jazz singer, composer, tv presenter, and television presenter. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1979 to present. Andrea was given the name Andrea Tessa Vergara in 1961.

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Delio was born on November 18th, 1886. He breathed his last breath on September 21st, 1939.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 6 6 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 7 7 0
1894 5 5 0
1895 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1904 5 5 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 5 5 0
1918 11 11 0
1920 5 5 0
1921 7 7 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 5 5 0
1929 5 5 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 5 5 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 31 31 0
1945 36 36 0
1946 30 30 0
1947 32 32 0
1948 22 22 0
1949 23 23 0
1950 17 17 0
1951 14 14 0
1952 16 16 0
1953 17 17 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 20 20 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 15 15 0
1959 34 34 0
1960 24 24 0
1961 47 47 0
1962 31 31 0
1963 43 43 0
1964 141 141 0
1965 107 107 0
1966 118 118 0
1967 96 96 0
1968 115 115 0
1969 144 144 0
1970 179 179 0
1971 215 215 0
1972 210 210 0
1973 309 309 0
1974 285 285 0
1975 289 289 0
1976 340 340 0
1977 264 264 0
1978 441 441 0
1979 437 437 0
1980 361 361 0
1981 571 571 0
1982 648 648 0
1983 816 816 0
1984 781 776 5
1985 683 683 0
1986 618 618 0
1987 565 565 0
1988 585 585 0
1989 696 696 0
1990 955 955 0
1991 1,149 1,149 0
1992 1,164 1,164 0
1993 1,259 1,259 0
1994 1,158 1,158 0
1995 1,119 1,119 0
1996 1,254 1,254 0
1997 1,358 1,358 0
1998 1,376 1,376 0
1999 1,247 1,247 0
2000 1,210 1,210 0
2001 1,046 1,046 0
2002 1,063 1,063 0
2003 1,113 1,113 0
2004 1,191 1,183 8
2005 1,222 1,222 0
2006 1,351 1,351 0
2007 1,753 1,753 0
2008 1,655 1,655 0
2009 1,568 1,568 0
2010 1,423 1,423 0
2011 1,390 1,390 0
2012 1,361 1,361 0
2013 1,321 1,321 0
2014 1,519 1,519 0
2015 1,554 1,554 0
2016 1,385 1,385 0

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Popularity of Tessa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Tessa

  • How Popular is the name Tessa? Tessa is the 1,045th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tessa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 45,782 babies born with the first name Tessa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tessa to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tessa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tessa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tessa is Friday, February 16th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Tessa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tessa was in 2007 with a total of 1,753 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tessa!
  • Random Tessa Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tessa ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 8 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Tessa: Your name in reverse order is Asset. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atses. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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