Tecla meaning, girlTecla

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


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). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.027%) and have become less popular since. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Thekla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Techa, Teela, Tesla, Tessla, Tsila and Tzila. Like Tecla, these names are not commonly used.