a feminine name: dim. Terry, Tess; var. Teresa
Origin of Theresafrom French Thérèse or Portuguese Theresa from Classical Latin Therasia from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
or Te·re·sa SaintKnown as “Theresa of Ávila.” 1515-1582
Spanish nun and mystical writer who founded the reformed order of Carmelites (1562). Her works include The Way of Perfection, published posthumously.