Why Is Nike Called Nike?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 6:54:43 AM ET
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The Nike Company name has its origins in Greek mythology and is named for Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. The goddess Nike is also known for her traits of swift running and flying. Nike company founders first used the name for the company's first manufactured running shoe.

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