17 things you won't believe are named after people

Many items you utilize every day have recognizable names, but we don't always stop to think about where those names came from.

Things we use daily, like Tupperware, ballpoint pens and jacuzzis, are all actually named for the person who created them. The popular workout Pilates is also named after its inventor.

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17 things you won't believe are named after people

Tupperware

Named for: Creator Earl Silas Tupper

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Loganberry

Named for: American judge and horticulturist James Harvey Logan

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Biro (ballpoint pen)

Named for: Inventor Laszlo Biro

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Ferris wheel

Named after: Creator George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. 

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Bowler hat

Named for: Hatmakers Thomas and William Bowler

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Pilates

Named for: German physical trainer Joseph Pilates

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Saxophone

Named for: Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax

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Leotard

Named for: Acrobat, lawyer and trapeze artist Jules Leotard

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Zeppelin

Named for: German airship designer Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin

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Les Paul

Named for: Creator Les Paul

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Jacuzzi

Named for: Inventor Candido Jacuzzi

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Morse code

Named for: Developer Samuel F B Morse

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Hoover

Named for: Inventor William Henry Hoover

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Guillotine

Named for: Inventor Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

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Moog synthesizer

Named for: Inventor Robert Moog

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Diesel engine

Named for: Inventor Rudolf Diesel

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Kalashnikov

Named for: Russian general and creator Lieutenant-General Mikhail Kalashnikov

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Even some more frightening items, including guillotines and one specific type of rifle, carry their creator's name as their own.

Take a look through the slideshow above to see 17 famous things you might not have known are actually named after people.

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