What is Google Meaning?

Have you ever wondered what is meaning of Google is? Where did the name google come from? What does google stand for? Google is the name of the internet’s most popular search engine launched in 1998.

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Google Meaning

What Google means – The word Google is derived from GOOGOL, which signified a very large number 10¹⁰⁰. Googol is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Yes, that is 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.

Kasner sought a name for a very large number: one followed by 100 zeros. On a walk in the New Jersey Palisades with his nephews, Milton  and Edwin Sirotta, Kasner asked for their ideas. Nine-year-old Milton suggested “googol”.

Why did Google choose Googol? Google’s play on the term reflects the company’s mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web as per Google Inc. Fact Sheet


is indeed derived from Googol!

Google Dictionary Definition

I searched for the Google definition on the Google dictionary and it is defined as “search for information about (someone or something) on the internet using the search engine Google.”

And it is also no longer a noun. 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, (with hugely popular image 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.

Again the Google dictionary suggest multiple new terms of usage

  • verb: google
  • 3rd person present: googles
  • past tense: googled
  • past participle: googled
  • gerund or present participle: googling

Google is now searched in multiple languages as well.

  • Google meaning in Hindi – गूगल
  • Google meaning in Kannada – ಗೂಗಲ್
  • Google meaning in Tamil – கூகிள்

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