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What does Thecla mean?

Thecla Pronunciation of Thecla [the-cla] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Thecla means "God's glory". Thecla is an alternate spelling of Tecla (Greek): from "theos kleia".

Associated with: greek, glory.


Thecla has 1 variant: Thekla.

5 more related forms via Tecla: Teccla, Tekla, Tekli, Telca and Telka.

Creative forms:
(female) Thacla, Thela, ..

(male) Theble, Thelo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thecla Charleston (T.C.), ..

How popular is Thecla?

Thecla is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Thecla is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Thecla reached its apex position of #1837 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Thecla are Thekla and Tekla. Other forms, like Telca, are uncommon. These forms of Thecla were popular as baby names a century ago.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abella, Arela, Beyla, Chela, Chella, Dela, Diella, Huella, Jeyla, Kaela, Keela, Keyla, Leala, Leola, Loela, Loella, Neila, Nella, Noella, Orela, Pella, Raella, Rella, Shaela, Shayla, Sheela, Sheila, Shela, Shella, Sheyla, Shula, Stela, Stella, Teal, Techa, Teela, Teena, Teeta, Tehilla, Teill, Teona, Terea, Tersa, Tesa, Tesla, Tessla, Thaisa, Thea, Theda, Theia, Theida, Thellma (see Thelma), Thelma, Theofila, Therma, Thermia, Thersa, Theta, Thora, Tierza, Tiesha, Tosca, Trea, Treasa, Treia, Tresa, Trevia, Treza, Tsila, Twilla, Twyla, Twylla, Tzelya, Tzila and Verla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Thecla.

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