Company names etymologies

Tell me if these company names tell you something:

  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
  • Accent on the Future
  • Albert Heijn Holding
  • Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik
  • Bringing ENjoyment and Quality to life
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke

Well, how about these ones:

  • 3M
  • Accenture
  • Ahold
  • BASF
  • BenQ
  • BMW

I’ll bet you the second list sounds way more familiar. Just found an imppressive list of company names etymologies.

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