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Tecla

Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tecla mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tecla

User Submitted Origins

Greek
42%
Spanish
25%
English
25%
Swahili
8%

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Alt. Meaning

T is for try, as hard as you can

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

Notable Persons Named Tecla

Notable Persons Named Tecla

Tecla Scarano

Tecla Scarano was an actress. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1966. Tecla was born on August 20th, 1894 in Naples. She passed away on December 22nd, 1978.

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Tecla San Andres Ziga

Tecla was born on August 28th, 1906. She died in 1992.

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Tecla Marinescu

Tecla was born on January 4th, 1960.

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Tecla Namachanja Wanjala

Tecla was born Tecla Namachanja Wanjala on January 11th, 1962 in Bungoma, Kenya.

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Tecla Tofano

Tecla was born in 1927. She left this life in 1995.

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Fun Facts about the name Tecla

  • How Popular is the name Tecla? Tecla is the 33,252nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tecla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 135 babies born with the first name Tecla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tecla to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tecla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tecla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tecla is Monday, September 27th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Tecla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tecla was in 1916 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Tecla Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tecla is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Tecla: The name spelled backwards is Alcet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Taecl. How do you pronounce that?
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