This effect is also known as the Bartók pizz, named after composer Béla Bartók from his use of the effect in his 4th String Quartet.
A similar technique (although not used in classical music), called slap bass, is used on the double bass in jazz, swing, polka, bluegrass, Rock n' Roll and other music genres. This slap bass technique, although similar, is somewhat different in character to the current Funk style of slap bass.
See also [Eng.] snap pizz; [Eng.] snap pizzicato; [Eng.] Bartók pizz.