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Not an Acronym! The Origin of the Name Google Turns Out to be a Typing Error

Not an Acronym! The Origin of the Name Google Turns Out to be a Typing Error

Dream - Who doesn't know Google? Almost everyone, from children to adults who are internet literate, has used this search engine. When someone needs information or answers that cannot be obtained from others, they usually search for it through Google. Now Google has become a giant company by establishing its parent company, Alphabet. Google is just one of the many services it manages. Among the various applications developed by Alphabet, it must be admitted that Google is still the most famous product.

However, did you know the meaning of Google, Dream friends? Many guess that Google is an acronym. Some argue that Google is an acronym for Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth.

Not an Acronym! The Origin of the Name Google Turns Out to be a Typing Error

However, the abbreviation of the word Google is not true. The word Google actually emerged from an accidental distortion of a word. To find out the true origin of the name Google, here is as summarized by Dream through various sources.

The name Google is not an acronym.

The name Google is not an acronym.

Some people believe that the name Google is an acronym for Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth. However, that assumption is not true.

The original name of Google actually originated from a play on the word Googol. It is an arithmetic lexicon for 10 raised to the power of 100, or 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term emerged in 1920 by Milton Sirotta, who was the nephew of a mathematician named Edward Kasner, when he was 9 years old. The reason behind the child's choice is that such a ridiculous number deserved an equally ridiculous name.

When Larry Page and his friends were discussing the company name, someone suggested using the name Googol. Larry then asked his friend for help to check if there was a website domain using that name. The friend who was asked for help misspelled the word Googol as Google. However, Larry Page liked the misspelled word so Google Inc. was born. Previously, they planned to name it "Backrub" because the program used backlinks for searching.

Registering Google Domain

The following is the translation of the given 'Bahasa' text to 'English' while preserving any HTML tags: "The name was continuously pondered to obtain the right name. At that time, Sean Anderson, who is a Ph.D. student, and Larry were in their office."

Registering Google Domain

They even wrote it on the whiteboard to find a suitable name that is related to indexing a large amount of data. Sean suggested naming it "googolplex". Then, Larry said orally in a brief form, "googol". After the name was decided, the next step is to see if the domain is available or not. At this stage, Anderson made a big mistake. Sean searched for a name spelled as "google.com".

In essence, he made a typo or a typing mistake when checking the googol domain, which eventually became google. The name turned out to be available. Larry liked the name and he registered the name "google.com" for himself and Sergey. The Google domain name was registered on September 15, 1997.

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