How these Businesses got their Names

Have you ever wondered how some companies come up with their name? It’s often difficult trying to figure out what to call your company because if you make it big, that name will be circulated throughout all sorts of media.

Names have meanings and company developers are often placed in the position of creating a strong, suitable and fitting name to represent their company.

Here are a few companies that have a hidden meaning behind their name:

Adobe: The co-founder of Adobe got the inspiration for the company from the Adobe Creek, which ran behind his home.

Amazon: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, wanted his company to begin with the letter ‘A’ since it’s the first letter of the alphabet. He also wanted to base the name off of the biggest river in the world with the hopes that his company would be recognized as something big.

Lego: The meaning of Lego stems from the Danish words “leg” and “godt”, which translates to “play well”.

Starbucks: The famous coffee franchise was named after a character in the classic book Moby Dick, which was written by Herman Melville.

Reebok: Developers of this brand derived the name from the African rhebok antelope.

Google: There is a mathematical term “googol” which represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Sony: Creators of this technology company came up with this name through the Latin term “sonus” which translates into the English word “sound”.