Why Was Google Named 'Google'?

Have you ever wondered why Google was named 'Google' by its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin? If you need to know, here is an answer for you.

Google was named 'Google' as a deliberate misspelling of the word 'googol'. 'Googol' refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeros just as 'million' refers to number 1 followed by six zeros. It is 1 multiplied by 10 and raised to the power 100.

Why then did the founders choose to identify their new brainchild with googol? It was because they were dreaming that google would one day contain large amount of information.

Initially, the search engine was named BackRub because of the fact that it was coded to rank web pages by checking the BACKlinks to it.

But, why did they decide to misspell the word 'googol'? No one knows exactly, but some people say that they did so to create a clear-cut brand name. Others say that the boys actually did not know the correct spelling for 'googol'. Then others say that they chose the name 'Google' to sound like a kid's way of saying things - after all, they were kids at the time.

Have we answered this question correctly? Do you have any more to add for why Google was named 'Google'? Please, share your opinion.

Some people might even think that:

Larry Page was eating Noodle
And was in his meal's middle
When the idea came that was Google
And he began with it to fiddle
And you, don't begin to giggle
And dance and start to wriggle
We're only trying to solve a riddle
Now, add your own line to this doodle



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