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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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Pop Culture References for the name Thekla

Tecla, Thecla, Telca, Tekli, Telka, Tekla

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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