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What does Tekli mean?

Tekli Pronunciation of Tekli [tek-li] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Tekli means "God's glory". Tekli is a variant form of Tecla (Greek): from "theos kleia".

Associated with: greek, glory.


Tekli has 2 variants: Teccla and Tekla.

4 more different relations via Tecla: Telca, Telka, Thecla and Thekla.

Creative forms:
(female) Teklah, Teklia, ..

(male) Teker, Teki, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tekli Kinzlee (T.K.), ..

How popular is Tekli?

Tekli is an unusual first name for females. Tekli is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Tekli (outside Top 2000) are Thekla, Thecla and Tekla. Other forms, like Telka, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Tekli was at its apex during the years 1890-1899. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ceili, Celli, Delli, Keeli, Keili, Kelli, Lesli, Melli, Nelli, Tali, Teal, Teall, Teddi, Teela, Teil, Teill, Teoni, Teri, Terri, Tesla, Tessi, Tilli and Tzili. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tekli.

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