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Gender: Female Meaning of Thekla: "fame of God" Origin of Thekla: Greek

The name Thekla is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "fame of God". Thekla and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fame and Fortune and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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New Testament name -- Thekla was the first virgin martyr -- with an unappealing sound.

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Famous People Named Thekla

Thekla, Empress consort of Michael II of the Byzantine Empire
Thekla Simona Gelsomina Reuten, Dutch actress
Thekla Schild, German architect
Thekla Roth, British model and actress
Thekla Levinia Andrietta Knös, Swedish poet
Thekla Susanne Ragnhild Resvoll, Norwegian botanist
Maria Anna Thekla "Marianne" Mozart, cousin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Pop Culture References for the name Thekla

Thekla Mustard, a character in Gregory Maguire's Hamlet Chronicles book series
Thekla of Mansfeld, character in G. A. Henty's, The Lion of the North
"Thekla (eine Geisterstimme)," song by Franz Schubert
Teckla Minnau, handmaiden to Senator Padme Amidala in the TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Bobcat108 Says:


This was my maternal grandmother's birth name (although spelled differently)...she pronounces it "Tek-la."

Yuma Says:


I'm not totally sure- I have mostly heard "THECK-luh", but my Aunt Thekla pronounced it "TECK-luh"

stellarvra99 Says:


What is the correct pronunciation to this name?

Yuma Says:


I think that Thekla sounds perfectly pleasant