I was informed that C was named so because it came after the B language (made by Bell Labs) - where did this Christopher thing come from?
So B came from BCPL, the Basic Combined Programming Language at Cambridge. Which came from the (unimplemented) CPL - Combined Programming Language.
The C also stood for Cambridge. But it was also known as Christopher's Programming Language after one of its inventors, Christopher Strachey.
source: The Art of Unix Programming
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