The Full Form Of Google You Didn't Know

The Full Form Of Google You Didn't Know

By - Kaustubh • 8 months ago • 18.8k views

Short answer: Google does not have a full form. It's a word derived from a mathematical term called "Googol", which represents a number - 1 followed by 100 zeros OR 10^100.

I'm astonished by the false information circulating on the Internet for the full form of Google. I've collected the top incorrect full form of Google.

The creative Google full forms

If you search the Internet, you'll find that the most common full form of Google is "Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth". But some would argue that the correct full form of google is "Giving Opinion & Options Generously Linked Everywhere".

Let me present you the most common Google full forms available on the Internet -

  1. Global Organization of Oriented Group Language Earth

  2. Giving Opinion and Options Generously Linked Everywhere

  3. Go, Ogle

  4. Google Owns Our Good Little Earth (recursive acronym)

  5. Go Online or Go Look Everywhere

  6. God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything

  7. Gracious Opinions of God's Living Entities

  8. Global Online Options and Greatly Linked Education

  9. General Organisation Optimized for Gratification and Logical Exploration

Which full form of Google is the correct one?

In fact, the right question to ask is - does Google full form even exist? Some say it's a random name or abbreviation created by Google's founders - Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

I've done a fair bit of research on this topic. The most credible answer comes from authors of the book 'Google Story' - David Vise and Mark Malseed. Authors mention that the full form of Google does not exist, and it's a clear misspelling of Googol.

Google does not have a full form

The name Google is derived from the mathematical term "Googol", which represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, or 10^100.

Back in 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were Ph.D. students at the prestigious Stanford University. The duo built a web-page crawler that'd visit web pages and extract the information from them.

You could imagine that the amount of information they were extracting from tens of thousands of web pages was vast - and the word Googol was the closest representation of it.

Andy Bechtolsheim, the first investor of Google asked the founders, what was the name of their company; and the founders said "Googol". Bechtolsheim, I bet didn't know how to spell it and wrote the check for "Google Inc.".

Google has since evolved into a megacorp with several popular products and services like Gmail, Google Maps, Android, YouTube, Google Ads, and several others.

Google full form and confusion

You'd be wondering why is there so much confusion about the full form of Google. Well, you'll be surprised to know the following common terms and their full forms -

  • COMPUTER: Commonly Operated Machine Purposely Used for Technical and Educational Research

  • ORACLE: Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine

  • FACEBOOK: Fake Account Control Everyone Best Of Our Key

Note: All of the above full forms are incorrect.

If someone asks you what is the full form of Google - tell them: Google does not have a full form. It's a name derived from a mathematical term called Googol, which represents a very large number.

For my Hindi speaking friends, if you are wondering "गूगल का फुल फॉर्म क्या है?", let me answer it straight to you.

गूगल का कोई भी फुल फॉर्म नहीं है. गूगल यह एक शब्द है जिसे गणित के "गूगोल" से लिया गया है. अगर आप १ के बाद १०० शुन्य लिख दे, तो जो अंक बनेगा, उसे गूगोल कहते है. गूगल एक सर्च इंजन है और इंटरनेट से आपको जानकारी ढूंढ़ने में मदत करता है.

If you are interested in knowing what our fellow CEans have discussed about the full form of Google, I'll link to the following discussion: What is the full form of Google - CrazyEngineers.

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