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Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by chuckd83, Oct 16, 2011.
I wonder if her name comes from the Buddhist question/answer site:
Siri is also a Norwegian female name, but I think OP's guess is closer to the truth.
Siri was a spinoff from SRI (a research institute), so I'm guessing the name is at least partly a play off of SRI.
admanimal nailed it.
I thought it was just the name of the company that Apple bought and they used them to help build Siri
They built Siri and THEN Apple bought them...
The name of the company that made it was SRI but they named it Siri which is a much better name than if they had called it Sri .
It turns out that the company Siri was founded by Dag Kittilaus from Chicago who is half Norwegian. He wanted to call his first-born child Siri, but since he got a son (and Siri is a female name) he gave the name to his business instead. The name Siri means "beautiful victory", by the way.
It was a name of a Tech Company before Apple bought them for their voice recognition technology.
Here is an 2010 article about it.
Siri History - My Idea
Siri. I believe was derived from an artistic impression I had when I was a young lad of 17 years old. I came up with the character "SURICAN" an noble surfer capable of conquering any challenge on or off earth. This was 23 years ago... Now suddenly Siri is in a limelight for performing any task asked of it.
You wish you could take credit for it, nice try.
It also spells Iris backwards!
Did he fly around on a silver surfboard and occasionally hang out with the Fantastic Four?
Honestly, who cares?
The people in this thread perhaps do.
Besides, can't you use that question with any other question asked?
I actually have another idea The word Syria in French is Syrie and it is read quite similar to Siri... maybe Jobs wanted to "refer" to its origins (his biological father is Syrian)