For those who haven’t had a chance to see my original article explaining brand name origins on BoredPanda, I’m reposting it here. It is heavily based on this Wikipedia’s list, where you can also find the complete listing of companies and their name origins not mentioned in this post (but who likes to read without pictures, right?)

Now scroll down the list and then tell us how many did you already know?

(header image: Dietrich Wegner)

Skype

Adidas

source: uttertrivia.com

Adobe

source: adobe.com/…/fastfacts.pdf

3M

7-Eleven

Amazon

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com

Audi

source: audiworld.com

Intel

Canon

Coca-Cola

Ebay

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay

IBM

Ikea

Lego

Nike

Nikon

Nintendo

Nissan

Nokia

Pepsi

Reebok

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Reebok

Saab

Sega

Sharp

source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Corporation

Sony

Starbucks

Verizon

Virgin

Vodafone

Volkswagen

Walmart

Wendy’s

(via: boredpanda.com)