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Meaning and name origin
Tecla \t(e)-cla, tec-la\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Tecla is "God's glory". From "theos kleia". According to traditional legend, Saint Thecla, converted by Saint Paul, was the first female Christian martyr. The name is popular in Greece.
Tecla is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tecla and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Thekla. (2015 statistics).
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