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Etymology

  unit name symbol unit etymology system
 AmperAAndré-Marie Ampère (1775-1836), French physicist and mathematicianSI
 ÅngströmÅAnders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874), Swedish physicist 
 BecquerelBqAntoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), French physicistSI
 BellBAlexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Scottish scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator  
 WattWJames Watt (1736-1819), Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemistSI
 WeberWbWilhelm Eduard Weber (1804-1891), German physicistSI
 GaussGsCarl Friedrich Gauß (1777-1855), German mathematician and physicistGauss, CGS
 GilbertGbGilbert Lewis (1875-1946), American physical chemist 
 HenryHJoseph Henry (1797-1878), American scientistSI
 HertzHzHeinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894), German physicistSI
 GrayGyLuis Harold Gray, English physicist/td>SI
 JouleJJames Prescott Joule (1818-1889), English physicist and brewerSI
 Celsius°CAnders Celsius (1701-1744), Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician 
 KelvinKWilliam Thomsom, lord Kelvin (1824-1907), Scotch-Irish mathematical physicist and engineer SI
 CurieCuMarie Curie (1867-1934), Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist (pioneering on radioactivity)
Pierre Curie (1859-1906), French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography
 
 MaxwellMxJames Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics 
 NapierNpJohn Napier de Merchistoun (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer 
 NewtonNSir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English physicist and mathematicianMKS
 OhmΩGeorg Simon Ohm (1789-1854), German physicist and mathematician 
 PascalPaBlaise Pascal (1623-1662), French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopherSI
 PoiseuillePJean-Léonard-Marie Poiseuille (1797-1869), French physicist and physiologist 
 RöntgenRWilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923), German engineer and physicist 
 SiemensSErnst Werner von Siemens (1816-1892), German inventor and industrialistSI
 SievertSvRolf Maximilian Sievert (1896-1966), Swedish medical physicistSI
 StokesStSir George Gabriel Stokes (1819–1903), British (Ireland) physicist and mathematicianCGS
 TeslaTNikola Tesla (1856-1943), Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and physicistSI
 TorrTorrEvangelista Torricelli (1608-1677), Italian physicist and mathematician 
 FaradFMichael Faraday (1686-1740), British physicist and chemistMKSA, SI
 Fahrenhait°FGabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736), Dutch-German-Polish physicist and engineer 
 CoulombCCharles Augustin de Coulomb (1736-1806), French officer, engineer and physicist 
 VoltVAlessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (1745-1827), Italian physicist, chemist 
 OerstedOeHans Christian Ørsted (1774-1851), Danish physicist and chemist 
 Poisson Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840), French mathematician