Do You Know What All Of These Brand Names Mean?
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You hear about your favorite brands all of the time. Nintendo Nintendo's New 3DS - Here's Why You Should Be Excited Nintendo's New 3DS - Here's Why You Should Be Excited More than just the size and style redesign of the 3DS XL, the New models are a half step toward being a new generation, with a faster CPU, more buttons, and an exclusive game announced. Read More , Sony Sony HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Cinema Review and Giveaway Sony HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Cinema Review and Giveaway The HMZ-T3W is Sony's latest attempt at an entertainment headset, but is it a premium futuristic personal display or just a silly head gadget? Read More , Apple Not The Apple Watch: 9 Other iPhone-Friendly Wearables Not The Apple Watch: 9 Other iPhone-Friendly Wearables The announcement of the Apple Watch was big news, but it's far from the only wearable device designed to be used with an iPhone. Read More and others are mentioned every day, but do you actually know where the company names come from and what they mean? It’s probably something you never even think about, but it’s actually quite fascinating.

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The Meaning of Brand Names

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  1. Alok
    December 13, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Hansa means swan in ancient language of Sanskrit. And swan was always considered as aeroplain in Indian mythology. Thus explains bird's wing on the logo as well.

  2. jay
    December 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    About Kokak : (rumor or fact ?)
    The founder also wanted a name that would sound similar in all languages.

  3. Chuckles
    November 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    And Toshiba was made from the merger of Tokyo Electronics Co. and Shibaura Electronics.

  4. Doc
    November 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Trojan: "Just don't mention Trojan viruses!" I won't - a trojan is not a virus, but a type of malware disguised as wanted or useful software — you have to download and run it; whereas viruses are designed to remain hidden, and spread themselves from computer to computer.
    In any case, scan *any* downloaded software with your antivirus program (you do have a reputable antivirus program installed, right?)

  5. Tinkicker
    November 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I love articles like this! I always see a few that are a total revelation, and I always see a few that click with some inference I'd made before, and I always see a few that are totally different from the meaning I thought I knew before.

  6. dragonmouth
    November 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Pandora - Greek Mythology: The first woman, bestowed upon humankind as a punishment for Prometheus's theft of fire. Entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague people, she opened it out of curiosity and thereby released all the evils of human life.

    Trojan - also do not mention the Trojan Horse

    Starbucks - considering the color of the logo and the word "bucks", the name is about MONEY

  7. Slartibartfast
    November 27, 2014 at 4:01 am

    The blurb about Subaru is a little off... while Subaru is indeed the Japanese name of a constellation, it is not quite the same as the Greek constellation mentioned. In fact in the West the constellation is known as the Pleiades, or "Seven Sisters", but in Japan only 5 of those stars are recognized as part of the grouping. The Subaru logo/badge is a stylized representation of those five stars.