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Given Name THEKLA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Θεκλα (Greek)
Meaning & History
From the ancient Greek name Θεοκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεος (theos) meaning "god" and κλεος (kleos) meaning "glory". The 1st-century Saint Thekla was supposedly the first female martyr. She appears (as Θεκλα) in the apocryphal 'Acts of Paul and Thecla' from the 2nd century.
Related Names
VARIANT: Thecla (Late Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Theokleia (Ancient Greek), Thecla (Dutch), Tekla (Georgian), Tekla (Hungarian), Tecla (Italian), Tecla (Spanish)
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