Did You Know The Full Forms Of 20 Famous Brand Names
Words like BMW and H&M have become such a regular part of our vocabulary but we never really take a second out of our busy schedule to figure out what they actually mean. Everything has a start though (as awkward as it may be), and most of the brands we’ve come to internalize today have very real full forms. Fret not! Flypped is at your rescue with 20 abbreviations. Go out there and flaunt your knowledge. You are welcome!
FIAT– FABBRICA ITALIANA AUTOMOBILI TORINO: The name is an descriptor for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, that means “Italian automobile factory of Turin,” the place where which the car was founded.
H&M– HENNES & MAURITZ: Hennes means ‘hers’ in Swedish. This was the name of the first store. Mauritz was the name of a shop acquired by H&M founder Erling Persson, who united the two words together.
IBM– INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE: The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company, and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924.
LG– LUCKY GOLDSTAR: The company was originally called Goldstar. The ‘lucky’ was added after a merger with Lucky Chemical and LG Cable in 1995.
FCUK– FRENCH CONNECTION: It started using ‘FCUK’ after getting the idea from faxes between Hong Kong and UK which were headed “FCHK to FCUK”.
HTC– HIGH TECH COMPUTER : HTC is the name of a Taiwanese company that stands for ‘High Tech Computer’.
BPL– BRITISH PHYSICAL LABORATORIES: It was Founded by TPG Nambiar who worked extensively in UK, and thereby decided to name his company as he did.
BMW– BMW stands for BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, which in turn means ‘Bavarian Motor Works’.
ITC– INDIA N TOBACCO COMPANY: Originally established as the Imperial Tobacco Company, it was renamed to the Indian Tobacco Company in 1970.
IKEA– INGVAR KAMPRAD ELIMTARYD AGUNNARYD: I and K are the initials of the founder, Ingvar Kamprad. The E and A come from Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd, which are the farm and the village where he grew up, respectively.
DKNY– DONNA KARAN NEW YORK: The company was named after the founder, Donna Karan and the city where it was founded, New York.
HDFC Bank– HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION-HDFC Bank Limited was registered in 1994 and promoted by the Indian housing company Housing Development Finance Corporation, which is where the name comes from.
ESPN– ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS PROGRAMMING NETWORK– ESPN works as dedicated sports broadcasting TV channel, which explains the name. It was launched on September 1979.
JBL– JAMES BULLOUGH LANSING: This audio company was founded by James Bullough Lansing in 1946, and he used his initials as the name of the company.
ICICI Bank– INDUSTRIAL CREDIT AND INVESTMENT COORPORATON OF INDIA– This bank was started by the ICICI Indian financial institution, and derives its name from the same.
LEGO– LEGO is an abbreviation of the words LEG GODT, which means ‘play well’ in Danish.
MRF –(MADRAS RUBBER FACTORY) : IT was founded by K M Mammen Mappillai in 1946. This rubber product manufacturing company is headquartered in Chennai, which was also known as Madras, and derives its name from the same.
CEAT –CAVI ELETTRICI E AFFINI TORINO: CEAT (company), the flagship company of RPG Enterprises, was established in 1958.. Today, CEAT is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers and has a capacity of over 95,000+ Tyres per day.
WIPRO– WESTERN INDIA PRODUCTS LIMITED: The company was started as Western India Palm Refined Oil Limited that sold vegetable and refined oils. After shifting to the computer industry in the 70s, they renamed their company as Western India Products Limited.