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

Tesla, the surname of Serbian inventor Nikola 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

Edison Tesla Marshall, American male novelist
Nikola Tesla, Croatian-Serbian inventor, best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system

Pop Culture References for the name Tesla

Tesla Strong, character in DC's Tom Strong comics
Tesla Lindocruz, male character in anime and manga series Bleach
Tesla Motors, luxury electric car brand
Tesla, stun gun-like weapon used on TV's "Warehouse 13"
Tesla, American rock band