Therese Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Therese:
Of uncertain etymology, Teresa is generally believed to be derived from the Greek therizein (to reap, to gather in) and thus takes the definition of “harvester.” The first known bearer of the name was the Spanish wife of St. Paulinus, a 5th century Roman bishop of Nola. Teresa was not used outside the Iberian Peninsula until the 16th century, when the fame of St. Teresa of Avila (1515—82) made the name popular among Roman Catholics throughout Europe.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Therese
Terry, Tess, Reese, Tessa
- Meanings and history of the name Therese
A French form of the name Teresa, originally from the Greek for "harvester".
- Famous real-life people named Therese
St. Therese of Lisieux, French Carmelite nun and mystic
Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de France, Madame Royale, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette
- Therese in song, story & screen
Thérèse (opera), an opera by Jules Massenet
Thérèse (film), a film by Alain Cavalier
Therese Lisbon, the eldest sister in "The Virgin Suicides" (Jeffrey Eugenides book/Sophia Coppola film)