Where did Siri's name come from?

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  1. chuckd83 macrumors regular

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  2. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Siri is also a Norwegian female name, but I think OP's guess is closer to the truth.
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Siri was a spinoff from SRI (a research institute), so I'm guessing the name is at least partly a play off of SRI.
     
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    I thought it was just the name of the company that Apple bought and they used them to help build Siri
     
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    They built Siri and THEN Apple bought them...
     
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    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 :p.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    You wish you could take credit for it, nice try.
     
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  13. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Did he fly around on a silver surfboard and occasionally hang out with the Fantastic Four?
     
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  15. Tech Elementz macrumors 6502

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    The people in this thread perhaps do.

    Besides, can't you use that question with any other question asked? :rolleyes:
     
  16. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a

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    I care.
     
  17. nonscio macrumors newbie

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    I actually have another idea :p 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)
     

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