Thekla - Meaning of Thekla

What does Thekla mean?

[ 2 syll. (t)he-kla, th-ek-la ] The baby girl name Thekla is pronounced as -THEHKLaa- †. Thekla is used chiefly in the English and German languages. It is derived from Old Greek origins. A biblical name, it is derived from the words 'theos' meaning god ; 'kleos' glory. Theokleia (Old Greek) is an old form of Thekla. The name was borne by a saint converted by the apostle Paul in the 1st century; she later became the first female Christian martyr.

In addition, Thekla is a variant of the name Theodora (English, German, and Greek).

Tecla (Italian), Tekla (Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Scandinavian), and Thecla (English) are variants of Thekla.

See also the related categories, god, martyr (death), english, greek, biblical, paul, saint, and german.

Thekla is rare as a baby girl name. It is not listed in the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Thekla include Thecla, Talie, Taly, Tashelle, Tejal, Tekla, Thaly, Thissel, Thissle, Thistle, Tialeigh, Tiasale, Tiassale, Tishal, Tochelle, Tzila, Tzili, Cili, Zilla, and Tachell.

† Pronunciation for Thekla: TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

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