Where did that name come from? Yahoo The Professor November 19, 2013 Professor's Tips David Filo and Jerry Yang started Yahoo by simply listing all their favorite websites. When the list grew and grew, they figured out that they could create a service that would helpful to other internet users. The service started out as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” but later on was changed to Yahoo!; where Yahoo stands for: Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.