Therese is NOT pronounced as “Theresa” without the “A.” That is an incorrect pronunciation. Therese (when spoken in English) rhymes with “Perez.” (In French, the first syllable takes a long-A sound (rhyming with “may”) and the “R” is, of course, a French “R.”
How do you pronounce Therese in French?
Is Therese a French name?
The name Thérèse is a girl’s name of French origin.
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