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ABC

American Broadcasting Company

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices
AOL America Online

APC

American Power Conversion

AT&T

American Telephone and Telegraph Company

BenQ

Bringing Enjoyment N Quality

BHW

Bell & Howell Company

BMW

Bayerische Motoren Werke

HCL

Hindustan computer limited

HMT

Hindustan Machine Tools
HP Hewlett Packard

HSBC

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Hyundai

Connotes the sense of “the present age” or “modernity” in Korean.

IBM

International Business Machines

IMDB

Internet Movie Data Base

KFC

Kentucky Fried Chicken

L&T

Larsen & Toubro Limited 

LG

Lucky Goldstar

OAB

Oman Arab Bank

QGC

Questar Gas Company

RIM

Research In Motion

TCS

TATA Consultancy Services

UPS

United Parcel Service

WD

Western Digital

ZMS

Zhone Management System

MS

MicroSoft

Intel

Integrated Electronics

Lenovo

From the blend of two words “Le” and “novo”

Compaq

Compatibility and Quality

EA

Electronic Arts

Honda

From the name of its founder, Soichiro Honda.

Audi

From the surname of the founder August Horch (Audi, in Latin)

FIAT

Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino

Accenture

Derived from ”Accent on the future”

Acer

“sharp, acute, able and facile” in Latin

eBay

Orgin from “ Echo Bay”

Adidas

From the name of the founder Adolf (Adi) Dassler.

Adobe

From the Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of co-founder John Warnock.

Akai

From the named for its founder, Saburo Akai.

Asus

Named after Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology.

ATI

Array Technologies Incorporated

Blaupunkt

Blaupunkt in German means “ Blue dot ”

Boeing

Named after founder William E. Boeing.

Bosch

Named after founder Robert Bosch

Bose

Named after its founder Amar G. Bose

BP

British Petroleum

Bridgestone

Named after founder Shojiro Ishibashi. Ishibashi means “stone bridge”

BSA

Birmingham Small Arms Company

BT

British Telecommunications

Buick

Named for its founder, David Dunbar Buick

Bull

Named after its  founder, Fredrik Rosing Bull

Bultaco

From the name of its founder, Paco Bultó.

Canon

Derived from the name of the company’s first camera, the Kwanon

Casio

From the name of its founder, Kashio Tadao

Chevrolet

Named after company co-founder Louis Chevrolet

Chrysler

Named after the company founder, Walter P. Chrysler

Cisco

Short for San Francisco

Coca-Cola

Derived from the coca leaves and kola nuts used as flavoring

Corel

Cowpland Research Laboratory

Cray

Named after its founder, Seymour Cray.

Daewoo

Means Great Universe in korean

Dell

Named after its founder, Michael Dell

DHL

Named after its founders, Adrian ‘D’alsey, Larry ‘H’illblom, and Robert ‘L’ynn

Digg

From “ Diggnation ”

Ericsson

Named after its founder Lars Magnus Ericsson

Epson

Named from “Son of Electronic Printer”

Esso

The enunciation of the initials S.O. in Standard Oil of New Jersey

Fazer

Named after its founder, Karl Fazer.

AmEx

American Express 

BPL

British Physical Laboratories

FedEx

Federal Express

Ferrari

From the name of its founder, Enzo Ferrari.

Fluke

Named after its founder, John Fluke, Sr.

Ford

Named after its founder, Henry Ford

Fuji

Named after Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

Garmin

Named after its founders, Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao.

Hitachi

Old place name, literally “ sunrise”

Honeywell

From the name of Mark Honeywell, founder of Honeywell Heating Specialty Co

Hotmail

“HoTMaiL” included the letters HTML

HTC

High Tech Computer Corporation

IKEA

A composite of Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.

Infosys

Information Systems

JBL

From the name of its founder, James B Lansing.

JVC

Japan Victor Company

Kawasaki

From the name of its founder, Shozo Kawasaki

Kenworth

Named after the two principal stockholders Harry Kent and Edgar Worthington.

Kodak

From the letter K, the favourte letter of Gorge Eastman (Founder)

Komatsu

From the city of Komatsu, Ishikawa, where it was founded in 1917.

Korg

Named from the surnames of the founders, Tsutomu Katoh and Tadashi Osanai, combined with the letters “rg” from the word organ

KUKA

Germany as Keller Und Knappich Augsburg, it shortened its name to KUKA.

Kyocera

From Kyoto Ceramics, after Kyoto in Japan.

Lexmark

From Lexington Marketing.

McDonalds

From the name of the brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, who founded the first McDonald’s

Mitsubishi

Mitsu means three and hishi (changing to bishi in the middle of the word) means diamond (the shape)

Mercedes-Benz

The  two companies Mercedes(DMG) and Benz & Cie merge to form Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes

From the first name of the daughter of Emil Jellinek

Motorola

From Motor and Victrola - as originally they made car radios

MRF

Madras Rubber Factory

Napster

Named after Fanning’s hairstyle-based nickname

NEC

Nippon Electric Company

Nero

Nero Burning ROM named after Nero burning Rome

Nestle

Named after its founder, Henri Nestlé

Nike

Named for the Greek goddess of victory

Nikon

The original name was Nippon Kogaku, meaning “Japanese Optical”

Nintendo

From nintendou, (nin) can be translated as to “entrusted”; ten-dou means “heaven”

Nissan

The company was earlier known by the name Nippon Sangyo which means “Japan Industries”

Nokia

From the finnish city of Nokia

BCCI

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Onkyo

Translates as “sound harmony”

Osram

From osmium and wolfram

Oracle

The name Oracle comes from the code name of a CIA project 

Peugeot

Named after Emile Peugeot

Philips

From the name of the founders Gerard Philips and Anton  Philips

Piaggio

Named after founder Rinaldo Piaggio

Pixar

From pixel and the co-founder’s name, Alvy Ray Smith

Porsche

Named after founder Ferdinand Porsche

Red-Hat

Founder Marc Ewing use to wear a red cap 

Reebok

Name comes from the Afrikaans spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope

Renault

Named after the founder Louis Renault

NIIT

National Institute of Information Technology

Rolls-Royce

From the surnames of the company founders, Henry Royce and Charles Rolls

Samsonite

Named from the Biblical character Samson, renowned for his strength

Samsung

Meaning three stars in Korean

Sanyo

Meaning three oceans in Japanese

Sennheiser

Named after one of its founders, Fritz Sennheiser.

Sharp

Company named from its first product, an ever-sharp pencil

Siemens

From the name of the founders Werner von Siemens and Johann Georg Halske

Sony

From the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound

Sprint

Southern Pacific Railroad Intelligent Network of Telecommunications.

Suzuki

From the name of its founder, Michio Suzuki

Tata

Named after Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

Toshiba

Named from the merger of consumer goods company Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric Co) and electrical firm Shibaura Seisaku-sho

OP

Ocean Pacific

Toyota

From the name of the founder, Sakichi Toyoda.

Verizon

A portmanteau of ‘ver’itas (Latin for truth) and hor‘izon’

Vodafone

From Voice, Data, Telefone

Volvo

From the Latin word volvo, which means “ I roll ”

Volkswagen

From the German for people’s car

Wal-Mart

Named after founder Sam Walton

Wipro

From Western India Products

Yamaha

Named after the founder Torakusu Yamaha

IFB

Indian Fine Blanks

JCB

J C Bamford Excavators

VSNL

Videsh Sanchaar Nigam Limited

SSC

Swedish Space Corporation

WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment

ACS

Affiliated Computer Services

TVS

From the name of the founder T. V. Sundaram Iyengar

IFC

International Finance Corporation

ALCO

American Locomotive Company

Alcoa

Aluminum Company of America

HAL

Home Automated Living

MTS

Manitoba Telecom Services

MTS

Mobile TeleSystems

APS

Arizona Public Service

EETC

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company

TGT

Tennessee Gas Transmission

ITC

Imperial Tobacco Company

ACC

Associated Cement Companies

STPI

Singapore Tyler Print Institute

TISCO

Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited

UGC

Unipart Group of Companies

MMS

Matra Marconi Space

TI

Tube Investments

TI

Texas Instruments

Ducati

From the family name of the founders “Ducati”

Harley-Davidson

From the name of its founders William S. Harley ,Arthur  and Walter Davidson

VISA

From the Latin word “charta visa” (verified paper, lit. “paper that has been seen”)

CWT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

FIC

First International Computer

NDTV

New Delhi Television

GFI

Game Factory Interactive

MG

Morris Garages

Exide

Excellent Oxide

CV

Convair

PG

Procter & Gamble

DoCoMo

DO COmmunications over the MObile network

RCA

Radio Corporation of America

ITI

International Training Institute

HSC

Harsco Corporation

IFSC

International Financial Services Centre

BCG

Boston Consulting Group

LnT

Larsen and Toubro

DML

Devonport Management Limited

MMTS

Mechanical and Machine Tool Services

Amazon

Bezos wanted a name for his company that began with “A” and he took the name Amazon

CERN

Cerner Corporation

TM

Telekom Malaysia

IPC

Iraq Petroleum Company

CTS

Cognizant Technology Solutions

DCP

Disney Consumer Products

NSC

Norfolk Southern Corporation

NSC

Nihon Suido Consultants Co

CCE

Coca-Cola Enterprises

ADB

Advanced Digital Broadcast

AMUL

Anand Milk Union Limited

CNBC

China National Biotech Corporation

AID

All Interactive Distribution

IFFCO

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited

IAG

Insurance Australia Group

UPA

United Productions of America

KTN

Kenya Television Network

EDO

From the name  of its founder, Earl Dodge Osborn

GM

General Motors

KT

Korea Telecom

MSI

Micro-Star International

IAB

Interactive Advertising Bureau

AGS

Australian Government Solicitor

MDH

Mahashian Di Hatti

NEP

Nationwide Express Parcels

NEP

China North East Petroleum

TELCO

TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company

Telco

Telephone Company

ICE

Iron Crown Enterprises

CAL

Copyright Agency Limited

CARE

Credit Analysis & Research Limited 

SITA

South African State Information Technology Agency

TAFE

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited

KISCO

Kudremukh Iron and Steel Company

CGL

Crompton Greaves Limited

PVR

Priya Village Roadshow

ETC

Electronic Theatre Controls

JMI

Japan Market Intelligence

GSFC

Gujarat Stare Fertilizers and Chemicals

LHB

Linke Hofmann Busch

FMG

Fortescue Metals Group

DTDC

Desk to Desk Courier & Cargo

SVGA

System Video Graphics Alliance

AIRD

Associates for International Resources and Development

KJC

Kramer Junction Company

TSI

Town Sports International

NDPL

North Delhi Power Limited

TPI

Travel Professionals International

GmbH

Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (Limited Liability Company)

PSC

Publishing Software Company

ICD

Indian Creek Designs

MES

Marconi Electronic Systems

IPTV

Iowa Public Television

MNC

Multinational Corporation

MNC

Media Nusantara Citra

DLF

Delhi Lease & Finance

ADL

Arthur D. Little

ADL

Arctic Digital Ltd

SKF

Svenska Kullagerfabriken 

ESIC

EasyLink Services International Corporation

RmKV

Rm.K.Viswanatha Pillai

VLCC

Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves

MTR

The Mavalli Tiffin Room

APCPDCL

Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited 

DMG

Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (Daimler Motors Corporation)

DMG

Demon Music Group

EEG

Emperor Entertainment Group

RAC

Republic Aviation Corporation

BALCO

Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative

BALCO

Bharat Aluminium Company

IBBM

Institute of Bankers Malaysia

MPCB

Malaysia Pacific Corporation Berhad

MFIL

Merger of Modern Food Industries Limited

MFIL

Mahindra Ford India Limited

MFIL

Modern Fibotex India Limited

RPSC

Raytheon Polar Services Company

Xerox

The name was taken from the term Xerography means “dry writing”

TDS

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

CEAT

Cavi Elettrici e Affini Torino  (Electrical Cables and Allied Products of Turin)

VIA

Very Innovative Architecture

Viacom

Video & Audio Communications

Cipla

Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories

NPCL

Noida Power Company Limited

BHFL

Birla Home Finance Limited

BHFL

Barrett Hussey Financial Limited 

EDGW

Edgewater Technology

DPEP

Delta Private Equity Partners

LML

Lohia Machines Limited

IIAS

International Internet Advertising Services
 

 

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