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From:  "Xach"

I implore the best minds on the internet to help me with this question. Where did the name of Oreo cookies come from?

TB faithfully helped us answer this: 

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Jamalique shared this: 

LOL have you ever seen that one commercial? They were sitting at this table, and they were saying "What should the name of this cookie be?" This dude was shoving oreos in his mouth, and when somebody looked at him and asked what the name should be, he said "I dunno" and it came out as "Oreo". Then the other peeps were like "brilliant! simply brilliant! (etc etc)" Ha...ha....ha? Woo, good times. Well, perhaps THAT'S why. :)

rOxY added this: 

So how did the Oreo get its name? The people at Nabisco aren't quite sure. Some believe that the cookie's name was taken from the French word for gold, "or" (the main color on early Oreo packages). Others claim the name stemmed from the shape of a hill-shaped test version; thus naming the cookie in Greek for mountain, "oreo." Still others believe the name is a combination of taking the "re" from "cream" and placing it between the two "o"s in "chocolate" - making "o-re-o." And still others believe that the cookie was named Oreo because it was short and easy to pronounce. See here

Joe responded with this: 

No one knows the exact origin of the name, but some say the name is from the French word for gold, or, a color used on early package designs.
"There's a couple of different theories, but we don't really know," Nabisco spokeswoman Caroline See said. "One suggestion is that during the baking
process the cookie formed a mound. Oreo is the Greek word for hill and the head of the company liked classics. That's just supposition though."
Other people argue the name came about because of how the letters produced a
melodic combination of sound for easy pronunciation. Whatever the genesis,
the name stuck and during 1974 the Nabisco Co. gave the product its current
official name: OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Stu helped out with this: 

OREO's name. Click Here!

Todd concluded with this: 

Well nobody is quite sure how it really got its name (not even Nabisco). One
idea is that they took the "re" from "cream" and put it between two "o"s and
had "o-re-o". This does make sense since there is cream between two round
cookies. Some people think it was named Oreo just because it was easy to say
while others think it was named after the Greek word for mountain (oreo) because the test version of Oreos were hill shaped. Now that this is solved,lets grab some milk and start eating some Oreos.

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