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Theresa

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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 #100 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 #96 girl name
1913 1,403 1,403 0 #97 girl name
1914 1,794 1,794 0 #93 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 5,347 5,330 17 #49 girl name
1929 5,085 5,068 17 #49 girl name
1930 4,798 4,780 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 #88 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 5,634 5,627 7 #65 girl name
1951 6,207 6,195 12 #64 girl name
1952 6,821 6,809 12 #60 girl name
1953 7,733 7,720 13 #50 girl name
1954 8,518 8,504 14 #47 girl name
1955 9,639 9,618 21 #38 girl name
1956 10,860 10,839 21 #32 girl name
1957 11,206 11,181 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 11,092 11,059 33 #40 girl name
1963 11,079 11,038 41 #38 girl name
1964 10,585 10,559 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 6,884 6,859 25 #49 girl name
1970 6,438 6,411 27 #53 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 3,868 3,857 11 #79 girl name
1975 3,632 3,612 20 #78 girl name
1976 3,188 3,175 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 2,937 2,925 12
1981 2,956 2,943 13 #99 girl name
1982 2,760 2,750 10
1983 2,427 2,416 11
1984 2,320 2,306 14
1985 2,141 2,120 21
1986 1,987 1,979 8
1987 1,751 1,742 9
1988 1,665 1,657 8
1989 1,556 1,544 12
1990 1,509 1,499 10
1991 1,465 1,460 5
1992 1,238 1,238 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 378 378 0
2008 340 340 0
2009 282 282 0
2010 280 280 0
2011 213 213 0
2012 232 232 0
2013 198 198 0
2014 224 224 0
2015 209 209 0

Fun Facts about the name Theresa

  • How many people with the first name Theresa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 404,097 babies born with the first name Theresa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Theresa to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Theresa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 153 new born babies.
  • When was Theresa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Theresa is Thursday, April 9th, 1863.
  • What year had the most people named Theresa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Theresa was in 1961 with a total of 11,967 babies. That's a lot of babies named Theresa!
  • Random Theresa Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Theresa ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 56 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Theresa: Your name in reverse order is Asereht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etrseha. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Theresa as a first name

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Popularity of Theresa as a last name

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Common first names for Theresa

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.

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Origin and Meaning of Theresa

The name "Theresa" is of Greek 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)
  1. A female given name, an alteration of Teresa, first used in Spain, supposedly derived from the Ancient Greek name of the island of Thera in Greece.

Theresa was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Name Theresa

Theresa May

Theresa May is a Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport, Home Secretary, Minister for Women, Equalities, Shadow Secretary of State for Work, Pensions, Shadow Minister for Women, Equality, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Secretary of State for C. Theresa was born on October 1st, 1956 in Eastbourne.

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Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo

Theresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo was an insurance, clerk, and insuranceclerk. Theresa was given the name Theresa Marie Schindler on December 3rd, 1963 in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, U.S. She left this life on March 31st, 2005.

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Teri Polo

Teri Polo is an actress. She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Teri was given the name Theresa Elizabeth Polo on June 1st, 1969 in Dover, Delaware, U.S.

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Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell is an actress and model. She was most active from 1983 to 2003. Terry was given the name Theresa Lee Farrell on November 19th, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

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Terri Irwin

Terri Irwin is a natural history, zoology, conservation movement, naturalist, zoologist, and conservationist. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Terri was given the name Theresa Penelope Raines on July 20th, 1964 in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.

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Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair is a Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University and Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Cherie was given the name Theresa Cara Booth on September 23rd, 1954 in Bury.

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  • Theresa Saldana
    (actress)
  • Theresa Russell
    (actress)
  • Theresa Wayman
    (musician)
  • Theresa Randle
    (actress)
  • Theresa Ferrara
    (famed somebody)
  • Teresa Brewer
    (musician)
  • Kristi Lee
    (radio host)
  • Tracy Young
    (dj)
  • Tairrie B
    (rapper)
  • DANiiVORY
    (multi-instrumentalist)
  • Theresa Sparks
    (president)
  • Thérésa Tallien
    (noteworthy human)
  • Theresa Donovan
    (influential person)
  • Theresa Vail
    (important individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Theresa

Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa was a famous individual. Maria was born as the child of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Princess Isabella of Parma on March 20th, 1762 in Schönbrunn Palace. She died on January 23rd, 1770.

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Infanta Maria Theresa

Infanta Maria Theresa was a leading person. She holds the title Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. Infanta was born as the child of Miguel I of Portugal and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg on August 24th, 1855 in Kleinheubach. She passed away on February 12th, 1944.

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Theresa

Theresa was royalty. They were most prominent from 1112 to 1128. Theresa was born as the child of Alfonso VI of León and Castile in Disputed:. They died on November 11th, 1130.

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Archduchess Maria Theresa

Archduchess Maria Theresa was an important individual. She holds the title Archduchess and Princess Maria Theresia of Austria; Princess Maria Theresia of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany. Archduchess was born as the child of Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria and Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1844–1899) on September 18th, 1862 in Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav. She passed away on May 10th, 1933.

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Princess Maria Theresa

Princess Maria Theresa was a leading individual. She holds the title Duchess of Braganza. Princess was born as the child of Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein on January 4th, 1870 in Rome. She passed away on January 17th, 1935.

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Archduchess Theresa

Archduchess Theresa is a famous person. She holds the title Princess Theresa of Bavaria. Archduchess was born on January 9th, 1931 in Schloss Wallsee, Amstetten, Lower Austria, Federal State of Austria.

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What does the name Theresa mean?

Tis for try, as hard as you can

His for humble, a saintly quality.

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Eis for eager, let's get started!

Sis for serious, not always joking.

Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

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