In this article, you will be well informed on the popular brand name “SAMSUNG”, its origin and meaning.
Did you know that “SAMSUNG” is an acronym? If you then count yourself lucky for clicking this article.
First of all, we have to underline and understand that Samsung is a company based in Seoul, South Korea, and as such, its name is purely Korean.
Truth be told, Samsung is a word made of two parts – Sam and Sung, and each of them has a meaning.
The first which is Sam stands for ‘three’ and Sung means ‘stars’, so putting the two together we get Samsung which literally translates as ‘three stars’ or ‘tristar’.
This Korean symbol (‘hanja’) stands to signify something that Samsung is “big, numerous, and powerful” (translated from the ‘sam’ hanja), and ‘eternal’ (as in the ‘sung’ hanja).
Summing everything up, we have something big, powerful, and eternal embedded right in Samsung’s DNA, its brand name.
Please take note of the fact that those same three stars were actually reflected in the company’s logo from its earliest days in the 30s, when Samsung was just starting off as the business of a few families of landowners.
Amazingly, Samsung now employs over 236,000 people across 79 countries in the world apart from Korea, and it is one of the world’s 10 most valuable brands.
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