Tesla Name Meaning & Origin
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Very pretty and feminine name! It also is very sophisticated and smart sounding after Nikolo Tesla the inventor.
I think of this as a girl's name because of the nickname Tess/ie and the traditionally feminine -a ending.
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I know a woman named Tesla, she goes by Tess. I think it's a cool name.
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Tesla was originally a surname of Slavic Origin and means "of the axe" or "harvester". The name dates back to the 7th century when it was used to describe a tool used to harvest timber. This tool is more presently referred to as an adz.
A tesla is the SI unit for magnetic flux density (after Nikola Tesla).
Tesla Motors (again a nod to the inventor) is also a company in California that is developing an electric roadster car.
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Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) he was an inventor and engineer, whose work on electricity and magnetism formed the basis for modern AC (alternating current) motors. Serbian by ethnicity, Austrian by nationality, he later became an American citizen.
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Tesla is not a boys name or a girls name. Its a surname which means its fine for either. My daughter is Tesla Nikole. She was named after Nikola Tesla. She is almost 15 and loves her name. Some people call her Tess.