The famous coffee brand was named after Starbuck, a character in Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick"

20 Famous Brands And Their Names

Ever wonder where the most famous brands in the world got their names from? Was it like a big brainstorming session or just a moment of pure genius? Find out in the following post! (via Demilked)

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The famous coffee brand was named after Starbuck, a character in Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick"

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This refreshing beverage was named after the coca leaves and kola nuts used for flavoring. The K in Kola was changed into C, by the founder John S. Pemberton, to make the name look better

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This company's name derives from the Adobe creek that ran behind the house of co-founder John Warnock.

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The company name comes from founder Adolf (ADI) Dassler (DAS)

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The name comes from the river Amazon, the biggest in the world, as Jeff Bezos wanted his company to be. Plus, it began with letter "A". so it would appear early in alphabetic order.

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Stands for Integrated Electronics.

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Audi means "Listen!" in latin. The four rings represent the auto union of Audi with DKW, Horch and Wanderer.

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Kwanon is the Japanese name of the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Mercy. It was later transformed into Canon to be accepted by people worldwide.

 

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Echobay Technology Group originally owned the site. When trying to registering the name of the company under echobay.com, Omidyar found that it was alredy taken by the Echo Bay Mines, a gold mining company. So the name got shortened to ebay.com.

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Stands for International Business Machines.

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The first letters in the Swedish founder Ingvar Kamprad's name (I K) and the first letters of the name of the property and village in which he grew up, Elmtaryd Agunnaryd (E A)

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Named after the Greek goddess of victory, the logo symbolizes her flight.

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Named after the Finnish city of Nokia, where the company expanded from a wood-pulp mill into producing rubber products.

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The name comes from the digestive enzyme Pepsin.

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Rhebok is a species of African antilope. Reebok it's the Afrikaans spelling of its name.

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Sky-peer-to-peer then Skyper, now Skype.

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Voice, Data, Telephone.

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Volkswagen means "people's car", in German.

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Service Games of Japan, founded by Marty Bromley to import pinball games to Japan for use on military bases.

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Takes its name from the ever-sharp mechanical pencil.

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