How 8 Popular Brands Got Their Names

What's In a Name?

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Was Betty Crocker a real woman—and why would anyone name frozen pizza after a symbol of the dead? If you've ever found yourself pondering the backstory behind popular brand names, you're in good company. In 2011 MainStreet published an article that uncovered the story behind the naming of eight well-known products, from Viagra to Triscuits, revealing some interesting behind-the-scenes details. But that wasn't enough to satisfy our curiosity, so we've researched the origins of eight additional brand names that may also surprise you. Read on for the full list.


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