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.
Googol 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
is indeed derived from Googol
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.