Tess Name Meaning & Origin

Tess

Pronunciation: TEHS (key)

Origin of the name Tess:

Originally a pet form of Theresa (harvester), Tess is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Teresa, Tessa, Tessie, Theresa

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Nicknames for Tess

Tessie, Tessa, Tessiebear

Meanings and history of the name Tess

Diminutive of Teresa, meaning "harvester", from Greek. It is now being used on its own.

Famous real-life people named Tess

Tess Harper, American actress
Tess Gallagher, American poet and author
Tess Daly (born Helen Elizabeth Daly), English television personality
Tess Gerritsen, Chinese-American author and physician
Tess Gardella (born Therese Gardella), Italian-American actress who performed African-American roles. She created the role of Queenie in the musical "Showboat", and that of Aunt Jemima on television commercials.
Tess Slesinger, Jewish-American writer and screenwriter
Tess Uriza Holthe, Filipino-American writer

Tess in song, story & screen

Tess, alien on WB drama "Roswell"
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles," a novel by Thomas Hardy first published in 1891.
Tess McGill, heroine of the movie "Working Girl" (1987), played by Melanie Griffith
Tess Carlisle, heroine of "Guarding Tess", 1994 movie starring Shirley MacLaine
Tess Trueheart, love interest of Dick Tracy
Tess Ocean, Danny Ocean's ex-wife in Ocean's Eleven
Tess- Janes sister (played by catherine hegle) in 27 dresses
Tess Silverman McLeod, in the Australian TV drama McLeod's Daughters

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