US Popularity:3197
Meaning:To harvest; summer
For a single-syllable name, Tess has plenty of substance and packs a punch. Tess is of Greek origins and a variation of Teresa, Teresia, and Theresa meaning “summer” or "to harvest." Surprisingly, Tess isn’t as popular as you’d think and hovered around just inside the top 1,000 baby names for a good few years. Despite this, Tess has been portrayed through literature and on-screen throughout the decades. In Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the character of Tess is the moral center of the novel. Actors such as Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Shirley Maclaine, Melanie Griffiths, Kate Hudson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Cher have all portrayed Tesses on our television and cinema screens.

Tess Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Tess is currently #1747 on The Bump
Girl:Tess is currently #778 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Tess is currently #3197 in U.S. births
Girl:Tess is currently #1222 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 226
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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