Teresa, Theresa, and Therese (French: Thérèse) are feminine given names. The name is thought to be derived from the Greek verb θήρίζεἰν therizein, meaning to harvest.

Its popularity likely increased due to the prominence of several Roman Catholic saints, including Teresa of Ávila, Thérèse of Lisieux and, most recently, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

The popularity of this name in the United States over the last 15 years is falling, according to the US Census. Spelled "Theresa", it was ranked as the 852nd most popular name for girls born in 2008, down from 226th in 1992 (it ranked 65th in 1950, and 102nd in 1900). Spelled "Teresa", it was the 580th most popular name for girls born in 2008, down from 206th in 1992 (it ranked 81st in 1950, and 220th in 1900).

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Famous quotes containing the word teresa:

    Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
    —Mother Teresa (b. 1910)

    God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
    —Mother Teresa (b. 1910)

    So many signatures for such a small heart.
    —Mother Teresa (b. 1910)