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


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 popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Thekla. (2014 statistics).

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.