What is Meaning of Google?

By Posted 2005 Updated   Google

Have you ever wondered what is the meaning of Google? Where did the name google come from? What does google stand for? Google is the name of internet’s most popular search engine and the word Google is derived from GOOGOL.

Google Meaning

GoogleGoogol is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, “Mathematics and the Imagination” by Kasner and James Newman. Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web. Source: Google Inc. Fact Sheet

Goooooooooo,oooooooooo,oooooooooo,oooooooooo,oooooooooo,
oooooooooo,oooooooooo,oooooooooo,oooooooooo,ooooooooooGle

is indeed derived from Googol

10000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000.
Yes, that is 100 zeros! 

Over time the word Google has evolved into more of a verb, wherein it not only symbolizes the company name, but has become more synonymous with search, such that people say ‘Google it’ rather than ‘search it’. In fact googling has become a habit of most people, and it has found its own place in major dictionaries.


27 comments on “What is Meaning of Google?

  1. Matt says:

    google is a more english and pronunciable word from googol (1 follow by 100 zeros)

  2. SuperMarc says:

    Thanks for your site…I was just searching for how ‘Googol’ was really spelled. I’d been meaning to look it up for over a zillion years now and have just had gotten around to doing it!! Now, I must go and find the origins of the ‘Powers of 10’ from IBM. Back to the past and on into the future… so long, SuperMarc

  3. Senthil kumar says:

    This is the very essential answer for me and my colleagues.
    Some persons pronounced gooooglee.

  4. manu says:

    google=10 to the power 100

  5. manu says:

    google means 10^100

  6. Balaji says:

    Hi,, every one Googol has the meaning of 10^100, but there is no meaning for Google..
    reply me if u have the meaning for Google,,,

  7. vijai padmnaban says:

    i want to know the exact meaning of google

  8. Pankaj says:

    Thanx i was wonderning about the meaning of google..
    :)

  9. sujitha says:

    i want to know the exact meaning of google

  10. Namrata says:

    I want to know what is the relation between 100 zeroes and google.please give me answer.
    Thanks

  11. a.ugesh says:

    why is GOOGOL changed as GOOGLE?

  12. nappyheadedho says:

    The founders of Google decided that Google looks better than googol according to a documentary I saw on TV.

  13. swetha Aneesh says:

    wonderful.its a new information for me.Being a maths teacher Iwas not aware of this.Thanks for this.

  14. suji says:

    Google mean 10 to the power 100. This name match to this site

  15. vikas says:

    the name of the site is gogle instead of being googol

  16. sameer says:

    googol=100 zeros it is dirived from latin lang
    google is in english
    if we have to say 100 its better to say googol
    yankis

  17. Mononess says:

    Offcourse there is no doubt that googel is the perfect search engine website of the world, but if we talk about is meaning so i felt a slight difference in the sill of GOOGOL and GOOGEL. so i will want to know that is it a countable aspect to talk about are not?
    Best regards.

  18. Sabeen Siraj says:

    Thanks for telling the meaning of google.Its very interesting and useful for students.

  19. Ajalias says:

    Googol is in latin, not english. If you then translate “Googol” into english, it becomes GOOGLE!

  20. noname says:

    I’ve heard a lot of different explanations for the word google, but I finally figured it out. google expanded has 100 zeros, which represents the top categories that people research. i think one of the most popular is just for games or research on wikipedia. ps, who created google?

  21. jitender verma says:

    Meaning name of Google ?

  22. David Livingston says:

    It is like GO ‘OGLE’

  23. Anandhan says:

    That meanings not to cleared..what followed by 1 to hundred..

  24. Lawal s shettima says:

    Nice answer, love it

  25. sudirman saroji says:

    Excellent. I love all the explanations.

  26. Avijit says:

    itz a greatest invention, whose r create or discovered it… and now eventually i knew the genuine meaning.A big thanx to the team of GOOGLE

  27. James Kiwanuka says:

    Google looked so simple and obvious yet not quite so. Am now a little wiser.

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