Therese

First Name
35k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Therese

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

Notable Persons Named Therese

Therese Brandl was a prison officer and prison guard. Therese was born on February 1st, 1902 in Staudach-Egerndach. She died on January 28th, 1948.

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Ann Rutherford was an actress. Her career lasted from 1935 to 1976. Ann was given the name Therese Ann Rutherford on November 2nd, 1917 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She died on June 11th, 2012.

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Elisabeth was given the name Therese Elisabeth Alexandra Förster-Nietzsche on July 10th, 1846 in Röcken. She died on November 8th, 1935.

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Therese was born on June 25th, 1988 in Os, Hedmark.

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Therese Dion is a television personality. Therese was given the name Thérèse Tanguay on March 20th, 1927 in Mont-Albert, Quebec.

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She holds the title Queen of Bavaria. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1825 to 1848. Therese was born as the child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on July 8th, 1792 in Straufhain. She left this life on October 26th, 1854.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Therese

Fabianne Therese is an actress. She was most active from 2011 to present. Fabianne was given the name Fabianne Therese Gstottenmayr in Kansas City, Missouri.

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She holds the title Fille de France. Thérèse was born as the child of Louis XV of France and Marie Leszczyńska on May 16th, 1736 in Palace of Versailles. She passed away on September 28th, 1744.

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She holds the title Duchess of Württemberg and Duchesse de Montpensier. Marie was born as the child of Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, and Archduchess Rosa of Austria on November 12th, 1934 in Schloss Altshausen, Altshausen, Germany. Marie is also known as Marie Thérèse and Duchess of Württemberg.

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She holds the title Duchess of Dalarna. Princess was born as the child of Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg and Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on December 21st, 1836 in Ansbach. She died on November 9th, 1914.

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She holds the title Princess of Soubise. Anne was born as the child of Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano, and Maria Vittoria of Savoy on November 1st, 1717 in Hôtel de Soissons, Paris, France. She breathed her last breath on April 5th, 1745.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 11 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 6 6 0
1883 5 5 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 13 13 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 14 14 0
1889 11 11 0
1890 13 13 0
1891 23 23 0
1892 12 12 0
1893 20 20 0
1894 17 17 0
1895 33 33 0
1896 16 16 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 22 22 0
1899 22 22 0
1900 26 26 0
1901 8 8 0
1902 22 22 0
1903 30 30 0
1904 37 37 0
1905 28 28 0
1906 30 30 0
1907 39 39 0
1908 30 30 0
1909 32 32 0
1910 45 45 0
1911 37 37 0
1912 52 52 0
1913 74 74 0
1914 100 100 0
1915 115 115 0
1916 117 117 0
1917 111 111 0
1918 129 129 0
1919 119 119 0
1920 123 123 0
1921 145 145 0
1922 145 145 0
1923 204 204 0
1924 289 289 0
1925 534 534 0
1926 781 781 0
1927 840 840 0
1928 776 776 0
1929 664 664 0
1930 576 576 0
1931 456 451 5
1932 398 398 0
1933 306 306 0
1934 262 262 0
1935 296 296 0
1936 259 259 0
1937 229 229 0
1938 237 237 0
1939 212 212 0
1940 217 217 0
1941 214 214 0
1942 249 249 0
1943 233 233 0
1944 246 246 0
1945 273 273 0
1946 354 354 0
1947 409 409 0
1948 476 476 0
1949 495 495 0
1950 555 555 0
1951 606 606 0
1952 824 824 0
1953 827 827 0
1954 889 889 0
1955 1,076 1,076 0
1956 1,069 1,069 0
1957 1,131 1,131 0
1958 1,138 1,138 0
1959 1,209 1,209 0
1960 1,197 1,197 0
1961 1,079 1,079 0
1962 1,021 1,021 0
1963 969 969 0
1964 852 852 0
1965 721 721 0
1966 557 557 0
1967 442 442 0
1968 407 407 0
1969 339 339 0
1970 304 304 0
1971 238 238 0
1972 174 174 0
1973 230 230 0
1974 188 188 0
1975 174 174 0
1976 175 175 0
1977 154 154 0
1978 142 142 0
1979 168 168 0
1980 154 154 0
1981 163 163 0
1982 164 164 0
1983 155 155 0
1984 153 153 0
1985 151 151 0
1986 116 116 0
1987 133 133 0
1988 106 106 0
1989 135 135 0
1990 116 116 0
1991 113 113 0
1992 121 121 0
1993 113 113 0
1994 107 107 0
1995 108 108 0
1996 79 79 0
1997 98 98 0
1998 95 95 0
1999 103 103 0
2000 92 92 0
2001 118 118 0
2002 95 95 0
2003 71 71 0
2004 79 79 0
2005 89 89 0
2006 73 73 0
2007 71 71 0
2008 79 79 0
2009 76 76 0
2010 70 70 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 51 51 0
2013 49 49 0
2014 73 73 0
2015 63 63 0
2016 79 79 0

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Popularity of Therese as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Therese

  • How Popular is the name Therese? Therese is the 1,242nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Therese have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,998 babies born with the first name Therese in the United States. That's more than enough people named Therese to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Therese? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Therese first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Therese is Thursday, March 25th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Therese born? The highest recorded use of the first name Therese was in 1959 with a total of 1,209 babies. That's a lot of babies named Therese!
  • Random Therese Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Therese ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 10 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Therese: Your name in reverse order is Esereht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erethse. 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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