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What does Tecla mean?

Tecla Pronunciation of Tecla as a girls' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, glory, legend (mythology)


VARIANTS Teccla, Tekla, Tekli, Telca, Telka, Thecla, Thekla

(female) Tacla, ..

(male) Tela, ..

Tecla Aubrey (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tecla?

Tecla is an unusual given name for females. Tecla is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Tekla, Thecla and Thekla are the popular related forms of Tecla (NOT RANKED). These forms of Tecla reached the peak of their popularity 128 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.01%). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

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

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