girl name Tessa
 

Baby Girl Names - Tessa


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The name Tessa is of English origin, and is a diminutive form of Theresa.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Tessa has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Tessa
Use of the Name Tessa for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
27,391 27,391 23,912 11,920 5,578 2,267 1,160
The table below indicates the number of times the name Tessa has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Tessa first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1964, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Tessa
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1964880140  
1965    
1966937118  
1967    
1968978114  
1969876144  
1970789178  
1971709215  
1972701208  
1973542310  
1974566285  
1975575288  
1976523340  
1977637262  
1978452440  
1979462437  
1980526362  
1981396570  
1982359647  
1983288816  
1984307775  
1985344681  
1986376618  
1987402563  
1988408584  
1989368696  
1990289956  
19912431,148  
19922361,163  
19932191,257  
19942411,156  
19952531,119  
19962261,253  
19972191,353  
19982251,374  
19992531,243  
20002661,207  
20012991,045  
20022941,059  
20032801,107  
20042771,160  
Totals:  27,391 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Tessa as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Tessa appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 39 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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