History Behind Famous Brand Names


how do famous brands got their names (1)

From the Latin word ‘Sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘Sonny’ a slang word used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster. 

 The original concept was Sky-Peer-To-Peer, which morphed into Skyper, Then Skype.

how do famous brands got their names (3)

Took its name from one of its Founder’s first Inventions, the ever sharp mechanical pencil.

how do famous brands got their names (4)

 Shortened form service games of Japan which was founded by Marty Bromley (An American) to import pinball games to Japan for use on American Military Bases.

how do famous brands got their names (5)

Shortened from Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget which means “Swedish Aeroplane Company”.

 

Named from the digestive Enzyme Pepsin.

how do famous brands got their names (8)

Started as a wood-pulp Mill, The company expanded into producing rubber products in the finnish city of Nokia.

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 The company was earlier known by the name Nippon Sangyo which means “Japan Industries”.

Transliteration of the company’s Japanese name, Nintendou. The first (Nin) can be translated as to “Entrusted”; Ten-Dou means “Heaven”.

Shortened version of Nippon Kogaku, meaning “Japanese Optical”.

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Combination of the Danish “Leg Godt”, which means to “Play well”. Lego also means “I put together” in Latin, But Lego group claims this is only a coincidence.

how do famous brands got their names (13)

Shortened from Integrated Electronics.

how do famous brands got their names (14)

Named for the Greek Goddess of victory. The Swoosh Symbolizes her flight. 

Comes from the Afrikaans spelling of Rhebok, a type of African Antelope.

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