Korra: You have a battleship?
Varrick: Of course I do! I bought the first one they made! Named her the Zhu Li.
Bolin: You named your battleship after your assistant?
Varrick: Yep! They're both cold, heartless war machines.
Tenzin is named after the 14th (current) Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet.