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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)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Tecla for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Tecla with its variant forms and related girl baby names.