Company Name Etymologies

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Service games of Japan
From the merger of Yola and Coplait in 1965.
Games studio named after Mark Webley's pet hamster, which died a week before the company was founded.
Founded by Henry and Helal Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Brothers.
Film and TV production company founded by Adam Sandler, the name is taken from two box office successes.
Derived from the name of an airport on the southwestern part of Chicago.
Meaning three stars in Korean
Name was invented in 1961 by ice-cream makers Reuben and Rose Mattus of the Bronx 'to convey an aura of the old-world traditions and craftsmanship'
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.
From the combination of two popular Korean brands, Lucky and Goldstar.
Convenience stores; renamed from 'U-Tote'm' in 1946 to reflect their newly extended hours.
Named after a character from Moby Dick.
From its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Communications.
From the 'Aston Hill' races where the company was founded, and the surname of Lionel Martin, the company's founder.
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Alternate spelling of an African antelope
Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works)
From the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound, and 'sonny' a slang word used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster, since the company was sonny boys working in sound and vision.
From the college nickname of founder, Paul Orfalea, for having curly red hair.
Named from a Zulu word that translates as 'humanity to others'.
Named from the board game Go, it is a Japanese word to describe a position where an opponent's stones are in danger of being captured.
Named from the digestive enzyme pepsin.
From pixel and the co-founder's name, Alvy Ray Smith.
Named for Sebastian S. Kresge.
Named after founders Roy Allen and Frank Wright
Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin)
Named after its founder, Dick Stack, who opened a bait and tackle shop in 1948 with a $300 gift from his grandmother.
Combination of the Danish 'leg godt', which means to 'play well'.
Named from Son of Electronic Printer.
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Named for the Greek goddess of victory.
Originally Consumer Value Stores
Named after its founders, Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao.
The group was formed around a number of people who provided patch files that had been written for NCSA httpd 1.3. The result after combining them was a patchy server.
From the Latin word for I Roll.
In 1907, Eugène Schueller, a young French chemist, developed an innovative hair-color formula. He called his improved hair dye Auréole.
Formerly The National Biscuit Company.
Named after founder Glen Bell.
The company looked in a dictionary and came across the name. The definition was 'a short burst of inconsequential information', and 'chirps from birds'.
From the German for people's car.
Named after founder Sam Walton
Named after its founders, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn.
The company was earlier known by the name Nippon Sangyo which means 'Japan Industries'.

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