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Adidas - in honor of the founder of the company Adi (Adolf) Dasler.
Adobe - Named after the Adobe Creek, which ran behind the home of company founder John Warnock.
Apple - Apples are the favorite fruit of the founder of the company, Steve Jobs. After three months of futile attempts to find a name for the new business, he gave his partners an ultimatum: "I will name the company Apple if you don’t offer the best by 5 o'clock." Apples Macintosh is the name of an apple variety sold in the United States.
Google - The name comes from the word Googol, which means one followed by 100 zeros. And Google was written on a check that the founders of this project (among whom, by the way, a former Russian - Sergey Brin) received from the first investor. After that, they named the search engine that way.
Hotmail - Company founder Jack Smith came up with the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from anywhere in the world. When Sabir Bhatia came up with a business plan for this service, he went through all the words ending in “mail” and finally settled on hotmail, since the name contained the letters HTML (markup language for web pages).
HP (Hewlett-Packard) - The founders of the company Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whose name would be the first in the title. As you can imagine, Bill won.
Intel - the founders of the company Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to call it Moore Noyce, but by that time there was already a chain of hotels with that name. So they decided to stick with the acronym for INTegrated ELectronics.
Kodak - “K” is the favorite letter of George Eastman, founder of the company. He looked for words beginning and ending with this wonderful letter. Moreover, in all alphabets “K” is spelled the same way. In the end, “Kodak” was chosen, supposedly this is the sound that the camera makes when shooting.
LG are the first letters of the two Korean brands Lucky and Goldstar.
Mitsubishi - the name was invented by the founder of the company Yataro Iwasaki in 1870. Translated from Japanese, mitsu is three, and hishi is a rhombus. The letter "b" turned out to be the sixth not because of an error, but due to the fact that the Japanese usually pronounce the "h" in the middle of the word as "b". As for the logo, then, contrary to opinion, it is he who is primary. And it looks like this because the trefoil was the family crest of the founder of the company.
Motorola - Founder Paul Galvin came up with the name when his company started making car radios. Many manufacturers of audio components at the time ended in “ola”.
Nike - the name comes from the Greek goddess of victory Nike, and not from the English word that would read "Nike".
Nintendo is a composite of 3 Japanese characters "Nin-ten-do", which can be translated as "heaven bless hard work."
Nokia - started out as a woodworking plant, has grown to a rubber production in the Finnish city of Nokia.
Reebok is named after a small and fast African antelope.
Samsung - translated from Korean "samsung" means "three stars".
Sharp - the origins of the etymology lie in the 10s of the last century, when the Tokyo resident Tokuji Hayakawa began the production of a branded product - an ever-sharp mechanical pencil that does not require sharpening.
Subaru - the company is named for the constellation. It is also displayed on the company logo.
Yahoo - The word was coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels. That was the name of a repulsive, disgusting person. Founders of "Yahoo!" Jeri Young and David Philo chose this name because they called themselves yahoo's. However, now the name stands for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.
Yandex - the name is derived from Yet Another Indexer (another indexer).
Rambler - the name is derived from the English Rambler ("guide").