Real Names of Some Big Companies.

There are few companies which are very big and we take or use their names in our daily lives but still sometimes we don’s know their real names or full forms. Below are few names like this –

  • DHL – based on the last names of the three founders, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn.
  • IBM – International Business Machines Corporation.
  • TLC – The Learning Channel.
  • FIAT – Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino.
  • HMV – His Master’s Voice.
  • TCS – Tata Consultancy Services.
  • SAP – System Analysis & Program Development.
  • AMUL – Anand Milk Union Limited.
  • IKEA – Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd. The company’s name is an acronym comprising the initials of the founder’s name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he  grew up (Elmtaryd) and his hometown (Agunnaryd, in Smaland, South Sweden).
  • HTC – High Tech Computer Corporation.
  • JBL – James Bullough Lansing ( founder ).
  • 3M – Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.
  • H & M – Hennes & Mauritz.

  • AT & T – American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
  • ING – International Netherlands Group.
  • BMW – Bayerische Motoren Werke.
  • KFC –  Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • BPL – British Physical Laboratories.
  • BASF – Baden Aniline and Soda Factory.
  • BEML – Bharat Earth Movers Limited.
  • BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
  • ICICI –  Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India.
  • HDFC – Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited.
  • ESPN – Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.
  • HCL – Hindustan Computer Limited.

Feel free to add to the list.

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