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Gender: F Meaning of Tesla: "from Thessaly" Origin of Tesla: Slavic

Tesla, the surname of Serbian inventor Nikolo Tesla that has more recently been used as the brand name for an electric car, is gaining some use as a first name for girls. Exactly 100 girls were named Tesla in the U.S. last year. You might think of the name as a Tessa/Isla hybrid, though with Tesla the s is not silent. There was also a rock band named Tesla.

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Famous People Named Tesla

Nikola Tesla, Croatian-Serbian inventor.

Pop Culture References for the Name Tesla

Tesla Motors, luxury electric car brand
Tesla, stun gun-like weapon used on TV's "Warehouse 13"

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