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Meaning & History
Cornish form of Tedda. This name was borne by a 5th-century virgin and saint in Wales and Cornwall. Early Latin records, however, mention the saint by the name Tecla (itself a form of the name THECLA borne by the first female martyr in Christianity) and consider her a companion of BREACA, while in Cornish sources, she was listed among the daughters of BRYCHAN, king of Brycheiniog in Wales. She is sometimes conflated with Saint Tegla.