List of company name etymologies

Mark Busse – No Comments


This is a list of company names with their name origins explained.

Two which I liked were:

IKEA — a composite of the first letters in the Swedish founder Ingvar Kamprad’s name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up: Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.

Sharp — Japanese consumer electronics company named from its first product, an ever-sharp pencil.

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