Are Ikea Names Real Words?

How are IKEA products named?

The naming system came from IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad who named each product after a specific Swedish word chosen based on the type of product.

For example, rugs are named after towns in Denmark or Sweden, while bed and bath accessories are named after flowers and plants.

What is your Ikea name?

The name IKEA itself is acronym for Ingvar, Kamprad, Elmtaryd (his family’s farm) and Agunnaryd (the village in Småland where he grew up in).

What does IKEA mean in Swedish?

Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd

Does IKEA stand for something?

The Name Is Actually An Acronym.

While most people assume IKEA is just a Swedish word or a nonsense word like Kodak, it is actually an acronym with close ties to Ingvar Kamprad’s heart. The letters stand for his initials, the initial for the farm he grew up in, Elmtaryd, and the town the farm was located in, Agunnaryd.