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Pronunciation

tɛsə

Origin

English

Meaning

Tessa started off as a nickname for Theresa, but is now a name of its own. Tessa is “the harvester” or “gatherer”. In Italian, it means “countess”, while in Hebrew, “pleasant and sweet.” Tessa has also been associated with the Roman meaning for “fifth-born daughter”.

Rank in the year 2015

Tessa was ranked #450 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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