|Jeep Brought Home to Popeye|
The name, Jeep, came from a moment in 1936 when Olive Oyl (Popeye's Girlfriend) delivered a package that contained a small animal. The sound the creature made was JEEEP!
And then Popeye deemed the new Pet, "Your Name will be Eugene Jeep!"...
Now to the vehicle:The U.S. Army needed an all purpose vehicle for military use. The U.S. manufacturers came out with the G.P. (General Purpose). But what type of name is G.P: (Gang Plank, Go Push it, Genuine Particle). The army privates pronounced it geep, the vehicle then became known as Jeep. The general enlisted grew affection for a vehicle named after Popeye's lovable pet.
By far FORD is more popular than Jeep or Oldsmobile; according to the NGRAM viewer.