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?

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    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