What does Tecla mean?
Tecla \t(e)-cla, tec-la\ as a girls' 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 an unusual given name for females. Tecla is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Tecla and associated names. Thekla is the only popular related form of Tecla (#unlisted). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and has become less popular since. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)