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Names Theresa - Meaning and Origin


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From Latin Therasia, island of the Aegean, derived from the Greek thera, "wild animals".
In England, Teresa is a baptismal name attributed from the eighteenth century. Among the famous Theresa are Queen Teresa, wife of Sancho I, and Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa, a nun of Albanian origin, beatified in 2003.
The Theresa are celebrated on September 5th.
Its derivatives: Tessa, Terri, Thérèse, Tracy, Tessie.

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