|Definition||:||from the family name of its founder, Kiichiro Toyoda|
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What does Toyota mean?
Toyota is a multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Toyota was initially called Toyoda, from the family name of its founder, Kiichiro Toyoda. The name was changed after a contest for a better-sounding name. The new name “Toyota” uses eight Japanese strokes to write and the eight-stroke count is associated with wealth and good fortune in Japanese culture.