How the largest companies in the world get their names ?

Have you ever wondered how it came to the most famous names of companies in the world? Behind some of them are hiding interesting stories, and below you can read about some of the biggest brands and the meaning of their name.

SONY

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The name arises from the Latin word sonus, meaning sound and the English slang expression sonny boy, who in the fifties of last century denoted Japanese inventory for smart and insightful young people.

 

LEGO

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Lego is a combination of the Danish words leg got, which means fun playing.

 

 

 

 

ORACLE

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The name originated as oraclecod project that Larry Ellison and Bob Oates has worked for the CIA. It was a database that should answer every question for everyone.

 

 

 

PEPSI

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The original name of this drink was Brad’s Drink pepsispored name of the founder Caleb Brendhen. Name Pepsi-Cola was created in 1898 from the word dyspepsia, that mean bad indigestion. It represents the views of the company that it is a healthy drink that stimulates digestion.

 

 

 

REEBOK

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This is about the alternative spelling of the word rhebok, which a South African language means antelope, which is famous for speed and elegance.

 

 

SKYPE

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The name of the famous Internet network free phone calls originated by merging the words sky and communication peer-to-peer, or direct connection. Originally the name was Skyper, but over time it rejects “r” at the end.

VIRGIN

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A colleague of Richard Branson suggested this name because, according to him, they “were like virgins in business” because they in that time knew nothing.

YAHOO!

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This very interesting acronym was created from the phrase Yet Another Hierarcial Officious Oracle and imaginative variety of people described as obscene, noisy and violent in the novel “Gulliver’s Travels.”

 

 

 

 

GOOGLE

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Internet giant got its name according to the mathematical term for the number 1, which follow 100 zeros.

 

 

 

 

STARBUCKS

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This is the name of the second deck officer trade Economic Warning Signs Increase ships from the novel “Moby Dick” companies. The aim was to evoke the romance of the deep and the tradition of the sailors, who were the first traders with coffee.

 

 

AMAZON

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Jeff Bezos wanted on a his company name to beginning with the letter A to be on top of alfabet list. He was think on the biggest river of the world in the hope that it will be his biggest business.

BLACKBERRY

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The company got its name according to the fruit because buttons on the keyboard phones resembled grains of fruit.

CANON

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The first name was Kwanon, which actually is the name of a Buddhist goddess, and in 1935 the name was changed to the wider masses.

IKEA

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IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad the name of his company made according to his initials. The initials of his name I.K. he added the letters of the region and the village where he grew up – Emltarid and Agunardi companies.

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