Where did that name come from? Nokia The Professor November 19, 2013 Professor's Tips Nokia is a Finnish company that was founded about 150 years ago. It actually started out as a paper mill and later on became a telecommunications corporation. The name came from the town that the pulp mill was built close to, Nokia. In 1871, Nokia had become public after adopting the name. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.