Google Used to be called: BackRub

BackRub was the original name for google. Google was later re-named to it’s name today, but before hand it was originally called BackRub.

I found this out one day while scrolling the internets, so next time you try to access Google, make sure you BackRub it!

The name change

The name change happened not even a year after BackRub was created, Larry Page and Serge Brin trademarked the name Google, and hence the legend was born!

If you want to read more about Google’s history, go here.


Short post, but interesting fact of the day. Comment below the names of companies that had weird names as well, and let’s compare!