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adi • Feb 12, 2007

What is the full form of Google?

What is the full form of google? It seems that there is a lot of confusion about whether Google has a full form or it's just a name that was created by the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. There are several interesting full forms of Google being circulated on the Internet. Here are a few of them: Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth, Giving Opinion & Options Generously Linked Everywhere. Unfortunately none of these seem to be true.

I have been searching for the correct version of the same for the long time and have read the book Google Story from two well known authors David A. Vise and Mark Malseed and it clearly mentions that the name Google was a misspelling of the term Googol; which basically means 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. Which is quite a big number. I however want to know more information about this.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 12, 2007
adi
what is the fullform of google
I'm not sure if 'Google' has a full form. The name 'Google' was adapted from the word 'Googol' which represents a very large number - Digit 1 followed by 100 zeros. I've read the Google Story book and agree that it doesn't say anything about the long form of Google. In fact, the first investor of Google, Mr. Andy Bechtolsheim had asked what the name of the company is and the founders had said "Googol", and Bechtolsheim made a mistake while writing the cheque. He wrote it as 'Google Inc.', misspelling the name. The cheque was worth $100,000 and being a big sum, the founders decided to keep the name.

The name today has become synonymous with Internet Search these days. Google's lawyers, however, have always had a problem with people using the name as a verb. Saying 'Google something' isn't really liked by Google's legal folks. Despite that, Google continues to be used as a verb and has already found itself a place in the dictionary.

The most common full form of Google being thought of on the Internet is Global Organization of Oriented Global Language of Earth, but it does not justify what Google, as a company, is doing. From my own experience with Google though, the company should have been called 'Go Ogle'. What do you say?

Update: Note that Google has objected to the use of 'Google' as a verb. So 'Google' this or 'Google that' ain't allowed.

Update 2: If you read the book 'Google' - you'll note that it was just a typo that the founders of the company discovered while encashing a $100,000 cheque given by the investors. Both the founders were Ph.D students at Stanford University back then.

-The Big K-
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Feb 12, 2007
Hi Adi,
Here is a small extract from the book, "the google story." I have done some editing though.

"...Google began as a research project in January 1996 by Larry Page, a Ph.D. student at Stanford. Larry was soon joined in his research project by Sergey Brin a fellow Stanford Ph.D. student and close friend. Larry Page hypothesized that a search engine that analyzed the relationships between websites would produce better results than existing techniques (existing search engines at the time essentially ranked results according to how many times the search term appeared on a page). It was originally nicknamed, "BackRub", because the system checked backlinks to estimate a site's importance. A small search engine called RankDex was already exploring a similar strategy.

Convinced that the pages with the most links to them from other highly relevant Web pages must be the most relevant pages associated with the search, Page and Brin tested their thesis as part of their studies, and laid the foundation for their search engine. Originally the search engine used the Stanford website with the domain googol.stanford.edu. However when they got their first pay cheque soon after commercialising the idea, the banker made a cheque in the name of Google instead of Googol. Hence the name "google" originated. The domain google.com was registered on September 15, 1997. They formally incorporated their company, Google Inc., on September 7, 1998 at a friend's garage in Menlo Park, California..."
adi
adi • Feb 14, 2007
Thank you for your responses above. So, there is no full form of Google and it's just a name. I'd like to highlight few things about how Google works and how it got the name. Google is actually a typo and not an abbreviation. Google's first banker wrote them a cheque and it was in the wrong name and that's why Google got its name.

Google's full form, however can be derived from various sources. People continue to think that one of the full forms is "Giving opinion and options generously linked everywhere" but obviously that is not the correct long form.

If you look for the source you won't find anything on the Google's official website that mentions that it has a long form. So I think people should put an end to this debate.
desijays
desijays • Feb 17, 2007
jus cos google doesn't stand for anything doesn't mean we can't come up with something for it.

Everyone pitch in. lets see what we can come up with.

Heres mine πŸ˜€

google ---> google owns our good little earth

its called a "recursive acronym". The entire word is the first word in the abbreviation as well.
aashima
aashima • Feb 18, 2007
Well that was a good one but I suppose thats not an accepted version. The history of its first being "googol" and then being renamed due to mistake in the cheque is known the most valid so far. Let me know if I am wrong.
desijays
desijays • Feb 18, 2007
aashima
Well that was a good one but I suppose thats not an accepted version. The history of its first being "googol" and then being renamed due to mistake in the cheque is known the most valid so far. Let me know if I am wrong.
ofcourse not. everyone knows thats not what google stands for. Infact google doesn't even have an abbreviation.

I think you should read my post carefully. On the first line i've mentioned that even though google doesn't have an abbreviation, it doesn't mean we don't have to come up with one !!!!!!!

Its all hypothetical πŸ˜€
DEP
DEP • Feb 25, 2007
Recursive acronym - the entire word is the first word in the abbreviation. could you please elaborate your point. i am not getting it. Looking forward to your reply.

Mayur's post makes it clear that there in-fact is no long form associated with the name Google. It's just another typo in the world of Internet that people got obsessed with. Can someone keep guessing the long forms of Microsoft, Apple, Nintendo, Yahoo, Oracle and so on?
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Feb 26, 2007
Well, Google is indeed due to the mistake by the banker.

If you guys go and check the dictionary for meaning of Googol, its this: "A cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)"

However Google has no meaning in itself. I'm not very sure about the recursive acronym theory. Neither do I know about it.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 27, 2007
Full forum of Yahoo

mayurpathak
Well, Google is indeed due to the mistake by the banker.

If you guys go and check the dictionary for meaning of Googol, its this: "A cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)"

However Google has no meaning in itself. I'm not very sure about the recursive acronym theory. Neither do I know about it.
Many people do not know that Yahoo! (Search Engine) has a full form! It is "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle" πŸ˜€

-The Big K-
desijays
desijays • Mar 5, 2007
A recursive acronym (or occasionally recursive initialism) is an abbreviation which refers to itself in the expression for which it stands. Due to the nature of the English language, which would infinitely recurse left-recursive phrases, recursive abbreviations are circular definitions.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursive_acronym

and as for the abbreviation i gave in my previous post.......... i repeat, i came up with it just for fun. its not official. i was just wondering if anyone could come up with a better one...
unique.uni2000
unique.uni2000 • Jun 24, 2009
adi
thank you very much for yours replies.

I dont think there is any full form og google, see its a company name only.

I m giving here a full form for the same but i'm not sure whether it has a full form or not...well, see this

"General Organisation Optimized for Gratification and Logical Exploration"=GOOGLE πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Jun 24, 2009
Cool πŸ˜€

Does anyone know the full form of COMPUTER ?

It is Commonly Operated Machine Purposely Used for Technical & Educational Research πŸ˜€

@CB and SS You people have again taken me wrong as usual. It is not my made acronym. I know it from my school days. My elder sister told me about it. Full form of COMPUTER was once asked by her team in an Inter school Science Quiz. πŸ˜” I don't think so it was some funny thing. Well I believe in it from that day only. πŸ˜”
Is it really a acronym or its shalini made 😁

Now Please do not shoot me for this post? Was just asking out of curosity...
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Jun 25, 2009
I don't think it's actually an acronym.
It's called a computer just because it computes. Just like why we call a calculator a calculator..

But, good one there, ShaliniπŸ˜€
shalini_goel14
@CB and SS You people have again taken me wrong as usual. It is not my made acronym. I know it from my school days. My elder sister told me about it. Full form of COMPUTER was once asked by her team in an Inter school Science Quiz. πŸ˜” I don't think so it was some funny thing. Well I believe in it from that day only. πŸ˜”

Shalini I was just asking... not doubting... πŸ˜”
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Jun 25, 2009
Any definite proof for that?? hmm??πŸ˜’

Just kidding.. Seems funny, though!!😁
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Jun 25, 2009
silverscorpion
Any definite proof for that?? hmm??πŸ˜’
Unfortunately , I am the only proof. Now you people are not trusting me -what can I do πŸ˜” and I don't think so my sister fooled me at that time.
safwan
safwan • Jun 25, 2009
[sorry for spamming]well, does any one know the acronomy of MBBS
Miya bibi Bachay Sath(which is in hindi language transalation is hasband (miya) wife(bibi) childeren(bachy) togather(sath))
in short hasban,wife,childern togather[sorry for spaming]

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ashutoshglamour
ashutoshglamour • Jul 2, 2009
here are two aspects
1.google
go-----that means goaway,go,leave
ogle----- gaze at,look at,observe

2.google orignates from word GOOGOL(10 to power 100)
Ekta Naik
Ekta Naik • Jul 6, 2009
adi
what is the fullform of google
It is Commonly Operated Machine Purposely Used for Technical & Educational Research
The_Big_K
I'm not sure if 'Google' has a full form. The name 'Google' was adapted from the word 'Googol' which represents a very large number - Digit 1 followed by 100 zeros.

-The Big K-
Hey Big_K Google definitely have full form and its Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth and Yahoo also have its full form and its Yet Another Hierarchy Officious Oracle similarly Star TV, ICICI etc all have their full forms.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 12, 2012
vikaskumar11233 I'm pretty sure that the long form of Google that you've posted has been invented. As the story goes, Google was actually a typo of the word 'Googol' which means one followed by 100 zeros.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Mar 13, 2012
I am wondering if we should actually close this thread.

It has over 105,468 views! 😲
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2012
Ekta Naik
It is Commonly Operated Machine Purposely Used for Technical & Educational Research
I know several people who use their computer purposely for songs, videos and games πŸ˜•
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Mar 13, 2012
GOOGLE is misspelled form of GOOGOL , that is digit 1 followed by 100 zeros.
which is supposed to be infinite number or the number of hypothetically possible chess moves.
See this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google and read history section .
vinci
vinci • Mar 13, 2012
Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth- Its Google
and yes C.O.M.P.U.T.E.R do have a full form.
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vinci
vinci • Mar 13, 2012
Ekta Naik
It is Commonly Operated Machine Purposely Used for Technical & Educational Research
i think you didnt read the the post you quoted it said for the full form of google and you answered that of computer

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The_Big_K
vikaskumar11233 I'm pretty sure that the long form of Google that you've posted has been invented. As the story goes, Google was actually a typo of the word 'Googol' which means one followed by 100 zeros.
The_Big_K I also came to know about Google which was actually a typo of the word 'Googol' which means one followed by 100 zeros in Wikipedia but I also read the full form of Google in SEO Blogs.
rahul wadhwani
rahul wadhwani • Jun 1, 2013
one that is most widely used and made popular full form of google is 'Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth' and 'go ogle'
shalini_goel14
Unfortunately , I am the only proof. Now you people are not trusting me -what can I do πŸ˜” and I don't think so my sister fooled me at that time.

I don't think computer actually has a full form
according to me, "compute" means solve and the machine used to solve is called a "compute-er"
rahul69
rahul69 • Jun 2, 2013
Vishal0203
I don't think computer actually has a full form
according to me, "compute" means solve and the machine used to solve is called a "compute-er"
Like the one who manages is known as Manager.. 😁....
rahul69
Like the one who manages is known as Manager.. 😁....
Yeah!! πŸ˜€
Easy to understand! πŸ˜›
monkey_007
monkey_007 • Jun 14, 2013
Global Organization Of Oriented Group Language Of Earth
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Jun 15, 2013
I bet, most people googles to find the fullform of google in google.

How ironic!
Dhivya Div
Dhivya Div • Apr 30, 2016
Hii I am Dhivya S,
Today I went to apply my education loan in that time the bank manager asked to me.. What is mean by GOOGLE and COMPUTER and BITs ..
GOOGLE- mean I don't know
COMPUTER-Commonly Operated Machine Purposely Used for Technical and Educational Research
BITs-Binary digIT
silver123
silver123 • Apr 30, 2016
The Popular GOOGLE Full Form / Abbreviation are
  • Giving Opinions & Options Generously Linked Everywhere
  • Go Online Or Go Look Everywhere
  • Great Opportunity to Operationalize a Gullible Luddite Exploitation
  • Government Operations Getting Larger Everyday
SoulSeeker
SoulSeeker • May 3, 2016
Source: https://graphics.stanford.edu/~dk/google_name_origin.html
Origin of the name "Google"

From time to time I read or hear stories of the origin of the search engine and company name "Google" that are incorrect, which prompts me to write this brief account, based on my understanding of the genesis of the name. The source of my information is my friends and colleagues from Wing 3B of the Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University, where Google was born.
In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin called their initial search engine "BackRub," named for its analysis of the web's "back links." Larry's office was in room 360 of the Gates CS Building, which he shared with several other graduate students, including Sean Anderson, Tamara Munzner, and Lucas Pereira. In 1997, Larry and his officemates discussed a number of possible new names for the rapidly improving search technology. Sean recalls the final brainstorming session as occurring one day during September of that year.

Sean and Larry were in their office, using the whiteboard, trying to think up a good name - something that related to the indexing of an immense amount of data. Sean verbally suggested the word "googolplex," and Larry responded verbally with the shortened form, "googol" (both words refer to specific large numbers). Sean was seated at his computer terminal, so he executed a search of the Internet domain name registry database to see if the newly suggested name was still available for registration and use. Sean is not an infallible speller, and he made the mistake of searching for the name spelled as "google.com," which he found to be available. Larry liked the name, and within hours he took the step of registering the name "google.com" for himself and Sergey (the domain name registration record dates from September 15, 1997).

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