Tess

Female

Meaning

Harvester

Origin

Greek

Pronunciation

/tɛs/

Traits associated with the name Tess:

Dogs named Tess tend to be loving, good-natured, industrious, and strong-willed. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Tess?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of literature, as Tess is the title character of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Is Tess a good dog name?

Tess is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Tess isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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New York City Dog Name Database
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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Tess is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Tess was, in the past month, the 904th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Tess is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Tess was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Tess's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Tess is most adored in Nevada, Alabama and Massachusetts.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Georgia, Illinois and Washington.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Tess.

Tess is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Short, sweet, and reminiscent of playful literary heroines.

Dog names like Tess:

Noble; patrician.
Belief, confidence
Sal
Princess
Treasurer; clever.
Gentle strength
Fictional literary character Mary Poppins, a nanny.
Tess dog name meaning

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