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What does Tekla mean?

Tekla Pronunciation of Tekla [tekla] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Tekla is "God's glory". Tekla is a variant form of Tecla (Greek): from "theos kleia".

Associated with: greek, glory.


Tekla has 2 variants: Teccla and Tekli.

4 more related forms via Tecla: Telca, Telka, Thecla and Thekla.

Creative forms:
(female) Takla, Tikla, ..

(male) Teklao, Teta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tekla Beatrice (T.B.), ..

How popular is Tekla?

Tekla is a rare first name for women. Tekla is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tekla reached its highest rank of #1451 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tekla name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tekla outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Thecla and Thekla are the prominent variation forms of Tekla. Other forms, like Telka, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Tekla was well-received a century ago.

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

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

Similar Names

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

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