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


Popularity of Tecla

Tecla is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Tecla
Popularity of Tecla

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