Tesla name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tesla mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tesla

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Canada says the name Tesla is of Slavic origin and means "Tesla - carpenter. See Polish 'ciesla' (t = ci) from 'ciosac' - to chop, to hew, to axe, and 'cios' - a blow, a stroke. See Ukrainian '??????/ teslar' - carpenter".
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  1. United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
  2. A unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter

From Serbo-Croatian Тесла (Tesla).

  1. A surname of Slavic origin.

Tesla was also found in the following language(s): German and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tesla

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Nikola was born on July 10th, 1856 in Smiljan, Austrian Empire. He left this life on January 7th, 1943.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tesla U.S.
  White 93.16% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tesla

People with the last name Tesla are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tesla

  • How Popular is the name Tesla? Tesla is the 5,967th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tesla was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tesla have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,564 babies born with the first name Tesla in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tesla to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tesla? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1985 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tesla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tesla is Friday, August 10th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Tesla born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tesla was in 2015 with a total of 167 babies.
  • Random Tesla Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tesla is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Tesla: The name spelled backwards is Alset. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Esalt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tesla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Tesla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tesla? Tesla is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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