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What does Tecla mean?

Tecla Pronunciation of Tecla [tecla] 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.

Associated with: greek, glory, legend (mythology).


Tecla has 7 variants: Teccla, Tekla, Tekli, Telca, Telka, Thecla and Thekla.

Creative forms:
(female) Tacla, Temcla, ..

(male) Teda, Teta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tecla Leah (T.L.), ..

How popular is Tecla?

Tecla is an unusual given name for females. Tecla is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Tekla, Thecla and Thekla are the popular related forms of Tecla (not ranked). These forms of Tecla reached the peak of their popularity 125 years ago. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tekla, Thecla, Thekla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tecla and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bella, Beula, Beyla, Cecila, Ceila, Cela, Dela, Della, Geela, Geila, Hella, Jeyla, Keala, Keela, Keila, Keyla, Leala, Leela, Leila, Lela, Leola, Leyla, Mela, Mella, Merla, Neala, Neila, Nela, Nella, Neola, Pella, Perla, Rella, Seila, Sela, Tacia, Tayla, Tea, Teal, Teall, Teana, Teara, Techa, Tedra, Teela, Teena, Teeta, Tehila, Teil, Teill, Teina, Telma, Tena, Teona, Tera, Tercia, Terea, Terra, Tersa, Terza, Tesa, Tesia, Tesla, Tessa, Tessla, Teyna, Teza, Tola, Tsila, Tula, Tulla, Twila, Twyla, Tyla and Tzila. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tecla.

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