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What mean and from where names of searchers undertake?

the Famous searcher of Yahoo decided to start the new domain of Yahoo. ru.

Having spotted idea of the Russian searcher Yandekh and its slogan “ Yandekh. There will be everything “ PR - employees of Yahoo developed the slogan for Russian-speaking audience - “ Yahoo knows it “.


For certain, everyone at least once thought of this question. I will try to give on it the answer.

We will begin with Google . Its name came from the mathematical term “gugol“ as which mathematicians understand number with hundred zero. On pages of this searcher it is possible to notice below the block of the choice of pages of search results over which the name of Google only with a large number of the letters “about“ flaunts. That Google shows its similarity to the mathematical term. Though the team of Google notes that in all Universe there is no Google something.

There is one more remarkable search engine of Yahoo! . It was started as “a key to the World wide web from Gerry“ by name the cofounder of service Gerry Young (Jerry Yang). Also the word of Yahoo! is the acronym meaning “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle“ (“One more informal prophet“), but Young and the second cofounder David Filo (David Filo), probably, having looked at the word in the dictionary, insist on the following interpretation of Yahoo! - “rough and crude“.

Yandex is an original hybrid. Searches in English and Russian pledge nothing the words “Yandex“. The editor-in-chief of Yandex, explains that “Yandex“ means “a language index“. But for years of existence there were also other treatments of this word. For example, Yandeks and Indeks - it is conformable with the yin and Yan. New options appear every day.

Aport (Aport) received the plain name in 1995. At all this searcher is associated with the little simpatichnenky doggie who is quickly bearing a stick. Generally, the name does not need interpretation.

Rambler - is translated from English as “a creeping plant, the curling rose“. But there is also other value - “tramp“. Rambler “wanders“ about corners to corners of all Internet and indexes everything.



of Lycos
is called in honor of Likozida, the Latin name for wolf spiders. Unlike the majority of spiders who passively wait for production in a web wolf spiders actively hunt for the victim. There is a version adapted for Russia - the searcher is called in honor of a dog - the astronaut Layki.

Names of other searchers generally come from the name of the companies and corporations. Of course, there are also set of search engines with original and interesting names, but the majority of them little-known.]