Wellington boots were the invention of Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington.
The word "Nazi" was actually an abbreviation. The party's full name was the Nazionalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei.
The tam o' shanter is named for the hero of Robert Burns's poem of the same name.
The silhouette is named after Etienne de Silhouetee, a French author and states man who reputedly was highly skilled at the art of cutting profiles out of paper.
The peach Melba is named after Dame Nellie Melba, an Australian operatic soprano, for whom the dish was first created.
The official name of India is not India. It is Bharat.
The initials BVD, which have come to stand for men's underwear in general, stand for the names of the three men who originally manufactured BVDs-Bradley, Voorhies, and Day.
The first letter of every continent's name is the same as the last: AmericA, AntarcticA, EuropE, AsiA, AustraliA, AfricA.
Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable.