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How the world's most valuable brands got their names


By Eric Sandler

Nike, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Louis Vuitton -- everyone from a child to the elderly can rattle the names off like a second language. Yet, do you actually know where your favorite brand names originated from?

Some follow in the names of their storied founders, while others feature clever anagrams, hidden meanings, and much more. Scroll through the gallery above to find out where the world's 25 most valuable brands got their names -- you may never read the words the same way again.

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