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The first name 

Teresa is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Teresa is a common name for girl.

The name Teresa isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Teresa ranks 636. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 3 were named Teresa. In the entire USA, approximately 407,717 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Teresa. That is 0.12 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Teresa mean?

Teresa is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Theresa, a name of unknown origin and meaning. It is possibly Greek, derived from ‘theros’ meaning ‘summer’.

Teresa was very... popular around 1960, before and after that, it was a rare name. The spelling Theresa is more common in the US.

Teresa -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in Tennessee

There are only 537 different women’s names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Teresa is one of them. However, Teresa is not equally widespread in all states, but people in Tennessee seem to particularly fancy this name – the 14,815 women called Teresa who live here are 0,468% of all female residents and push their name up to #37, easily placing it in the top 100 most common female names in Tennessee.

Teresa has 6 letters 
and begins with a T

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter T is a quite popular first letter for girls' names. Because: 6.3% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A, S and M.

With six letters, the name Teresa is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

With 6.3% of all girls' names that begin with a T, this first letter is thus much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the girls’ names starting with T is Teresa.

Other names with 
T, e, r, e, s and a

If you take all the letters in the name Teresa – T, e, r, e, s and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Tereas or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Teresa

If your name is Teresa and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Teresa

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Teresa, you can simply say:







This is how the name Teresa is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Teresa in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Teresa

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Teresa is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Teresa

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Teresa sounds like this: