Origin of Popular Brand Names

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Ever thought how a certain brand got its name. What is the origin of names of global brands?

Here is a list of 10 famous brand names and their origins.


1. Nike


The company Nike was originally named as Blue Ribbon Sports by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman and was founded on 25th January 1964. It was later named to Nike on 30th May 1971. It is an American conglomerate that designs, develops and manufactures footwear, apparel and related accessories. The founders adopted the name Nike because the name symbolizes the winged goddess of victory from the Greek era. The swoosh that is used as a logo symbolizes her flight. The parent company Nike has numerous umbrella brands with the names such as Nike+, Nike Pro, Nike Golf, Air Jordan, and Nike Skateboarding etc…

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