Company Name Origin/Meaning. 1. Mercedes - Name of the daughter of the founder … 2. Nokia - Name of city and river in Finland. 3. Pepsi - Named from the digestive enzyme pepsin. 4. Honda - From the name of itsfounder Soichiro Honda … 5. Sony - from the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound … 6. Maggi - Food company named after its founder, Julius Maggi … 7. Suzuki - From the name of its founder, Michio Suzuki … 8. Samsung - Meaning 'three stars' in Korean … 9. Toyota - From the name of founder, Sakichi Toyoda …. . 10. Yamaha - After Torakusu Yamaha, who founded the company 11. Adidas - From the name of the founder Adolf (Adi) Dassler (das).