Famous Brand Name Meanings You Probably Never Knew

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  1. JBL 

JBL stands for “James Bullough Lansing”, which is the name of the founder of this audio company. He founded the same in 1946 and used his initial as the brand name as well as in its logo.

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2. BMW

“Bayerische Motoren Werke”, commonly known as BMW. It is also alternatively known as Bavarian Motor Works.

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3. H&M

H&M stands primarily for “Hennes and Mauritz.” The Swedish term, Hennes means her or hers while Mauritz was the name of the shop that the founder of the brand Erling Persson acquired. On joining the two words together he came up with the name.

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4. ITC

The company today is known as “Indian Tobacco Company”. It was renamed in 1970 from Imperial Tobacco company to how we know it in the present day.

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5. LEGO

LEGO also called “Leg Godt”, which is a Danish term that means play well.

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6. M&M’s

This candy brand name is after its two owners namely, Forrest Mars and William Murrie.

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7. LG

Many consumers confuse LG’s abbreviation to be Life’s good after its very famous tagline, but it is “Lucky Goldstar.” The company was initially named Goldstar but after its merger with Lucky Chemical and LG Cable in 1995, it was changed to Lucky Goldstar.

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8. CNN

CNN stands for “Cable News Network.” It is an American cable news channel which is operation 24/7.

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9. NASA

NASA was initially known as NACA or National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics before the then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act. NASA stands for “National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”

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10. Intel

Underneath this simple terms lays a sophisticated combination of two terms that are, “Integrated Electronics.” Moreover, it is also short for the term intelligence.

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