- Saint.Also Teresa.Also called There·sa of A·vi·la [ah-vee-lah] /ˈɑ viˌlɑ/.1515–82, Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and writer.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for theresa
But it now appears that, yes, British Home Secretary Theresa May could well follow through on the ban.‘Pick-Up Artist’ to Be Banned from UK
November 19, 2014
But that appears to have been enough humanizing for Theresa May.The UK’s New Iron Lady in Kitten Heels
Nico Hines, Tom Sykes
October 4, 2014
His work finally bore fruit when Theresa May, the current home secretary, announced the formation of the inquiries Monday.Alleged U.K. Parliamentary Pedophile Ring Hushed Up for Decades
July 8, 2014
Theresa Spence was elected chief of Attawapiskat in 2010, after long service in other governance positions.
You might think reporters would also wonder why Theresa Spence seemed to gain weight over her six-week hunger strike.
And before Theresa could reply, the door had closed, and the visiter was gone.
His Theresa is a droll dog, fair to look upon, dark and fat.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
Henry W. Fischer
I should like now to have a few words with the nurse Theresa.
Theresa was as cool as ice, and it was her plot as much as mine.
Then he threw a decanter at that maid, Theresa Wright; there was trouble about that.
- See Teresa
Word Origin and History for theresa
fem. proper name, from French Thérèse, from Latin Therasia, apparently from Greek Therasia, name of two volcanic islands, one near Sicily, one near Crete.