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How Famous Companies Got Their Names?
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How Famous Companies Got Their Names?

You see these big company names each and every day, but do you know what they actually mean?

In order to help you fill this gap of knowledge, we made a visual list of famous company name etymologies. It is heavily based on this Wikipedia’s list, where you can also find the complete listing of companies and their name origins not mentioned in this post.

So, scroll down the list and then tell us how many did you already know?

Skype

Adidas

source: uttertrivia.com

Adobe

source: adobe.com/…/fastfacts.pdf

3M

7-Eleven

Amazon

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com

Audi

source: audiworld.com

Intel

Canon

Coca-Cola

Ebay

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay

IBM

Ikea

Lego

Nikon

Nintendo

Nissan

Nokia

Pepsi

Reebok

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Reebok

Saab

Sega

Sharp

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Corporation

Sony

Starbucks

Verizon

Virgin

Vodafone

Volkswagen

Walmart

Wendy’s

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Shannon Vergun
Community Member
2 years ago

So, I’m curious, Tom. Why did you use the word “girls” in this case? Thanks, Shannon name-origi...virgin.jpg name-origin-explanation-virgin.jpg

RanadheerAmudala
Community Member
6 years ago

Excellente'de

Shannon Vergun
Community Member
2 years ago

So, I’m curious, Tom. Why did you use the word “girls” in this case? Thanks, Shannon name-origi...virgin.jpg name-origin-explanation-virgin.jpg

RanadheerAmudala
Community Member
6 years ago

Excellente'de

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