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theresa

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
THERíZEIN > THERíZO > THERASíA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
THERíZEIN (θήρίζεἰν) THERíZO (θερίζω) THERASíA (Θηρεσία)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “therízein (θήρίζεἰν) therízo (θερίζω) Therasía (Θηρεσία)”, arrived in Europe via the Ancient Greek (Latinized) form “Teresia”, meaning "to reap, to harvest, harvester (ancient name of the Greek island Thira)". Its popularity likely increased due to the prominence of several Roman Catholic saints: 1) Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) (Mother Teresa), was an ethnic Albanian, Indian Roman Catholic nun. She said, "by blood, I am Albanian”. 2) Teresa of Ávila (Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda Y Ahumada), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, writer of the counter-reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite order and is considered to be a founder of the discalced Carmelites along with John of the cross.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
tereza, theresia, therese, terese, terezia, Teresia, teresa, Thereza, Thereze
dutch
theresia
english
teresa, Terissa
finnish
tereza, theresia, therese, terese, terezia, Teresia, teresa, Terése, Teressa, Teressia, Therece, Therése, Theresie, Thereza
german
theresia, therese, terese, Teresia, teresa
icelandic
Teresía, teresa
norwegian
tereza, theresia, therese, terese, terezia, Teresia, teresa, Tereze, Teresie, Teresse, Therece, Theresie, Theresse, Thereza
swedish
tereza, theresia, therese, terese, terezia, therèse, Teresia, teresa, Tereze, Terees, Teres, Terése, Térèse, Teresie, Teressa, Teresse, Therece, Therése, Theresie, Theresse, Therez, Thereza, Thereze, Therezia
MASCULINE
norwegian
Teresius
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
terry, Tera, Terina
dutch
thera, trees, treza, treesje, Resie, Treeske, Trea
english
tressa, terry, terra
finnish
tere, terry, Tera
german
resi, thesi, thery, thesy, reza, theres, resa, resl, resal, thessi, thärri, thereska, tesa, trescha, tessania, resel, rocel, tresa
icelandic
Tera
norwegian
terry, Terez
swedish
theres, terry, Terez, Tera, Terina

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Greek - Latinized
Teresia, Therasia
albanian
Terezja
arabic
tèrìz
basque
terese, ATARESA
breton
tereza, teresa
bulgarian
tereza
croatian
terezija
czech
tereza, terezie, terezia
english - african american
Treisa
faroese
teresa
filipino
teresa
french
thÉrÈse, thérésa
galician
Tereixa
greek
teréza
greenlandic
theresia, Taliisia, Talîsia, Tariisia, Tarîsia
hungarian - magyar
terÉzia, teréza, terezia
irish
toirÉasa, treasa
italian
Teresia, teresa
latvian
terēze, Terēza, Terēzija
lithuanian
Teresė
polish
teresa
portuguese
tereza, teresa
romanian
tereza
russian
tereziya
sami - lapps
Teresá
scottish
tèrag
serbian
tereza
slovak
terÉzia
slovene
tereza, terezija, Tereze
spanish
teresa
ukrainian
tereza

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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Name Songs

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