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Named after founders Roy Allen and Frank Wright
From the German for people's car.
From its parent company, Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Communications.
From the college nickname of founder, Paul Orfalea, for having curly red hair.
Film and TV production company founded by Adam Sandler, the name is taken from two box office successes.
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'
From the 'Aston Hill' races where the company was founded, and the surname of Lionel Martin, the company's founder.
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.
Formerly The National Biscuit Company.
In 1907, Eugène Schueller, a young French chemist, developed an innovative hair-color formula. He called his improved hair dye Auréole.
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.
Named for Sebastian S. Kresge.
Originally Consumer Value Stores
From the Latin word for I Roll.
Founded by Henry and Helal Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Brothers.
Named after founder Glen Bell.
Derived from the name of an airport on the southwestern part of Chicago.
Named from a Zulu word that translates as 'humanity to others'.
Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin)
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.
The company looked in a dictionary and came across the name. The definition was 'a short burst of inconsequential information', and 'chirps from birds'.
Meaning three stars in Korean
Named after its founders, Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao.
Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works)
Named after founder Sam Walton
Named after a character from Moby Dick.
From the merger of Yola and Coplait in 1965.
Named for the Greek goddess of victory.
From the combination of two popular Korean brands, Lucky and Goldstar.
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.
Named from the digestive enzyme pepsin.
The company was earlier known by the name Nippon Sangyo which means 'Japan Industries'.
Combination of the Danish 'leg godt', which means to 'play well'.
Games studio named after Mark Webley's pet hamster, which died a week before the company was founded.
Named from Son of Electronic Printer.
Alternate spelling of an African antelope
From pixel and the co-founder's name, Alvy Ray Smith.
Named after its founder, Dick Stack, who opened a bait and tackle shop in 1948 with a $300 gift from his grandmother.
Named after its founders, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn.
Service games of Japan
Convenience stores; renamed from 'U-Tote'm' in 1946 to reflect their newly extended hours.

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