What means the name JIRA?

Eduardo Gomes Moreira July 29, 2022

What does the acronym JIRA mean?

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Max Foerster - K15t
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July 29, 2022

Hey @Eduardo Gomes Moreira, and welcome to the community! :)

The story is quickly told. The Atlassian team used Bugzilla and they started calling it Godzilla internally. In Japan, the character is called Gojira or Kujira. And that's why it's called Jira. By the way, that also explains why it's pronounced "JEEra".

Here's a very old Atlassian documentation article about it: What does JIRA mean? 

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Aron Gombas _Midori_
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July 29, 2022

To be precise, "kujira" means "whale" in Japanese, while "gorira" is "gorilla" in Japanese. Then "Gojira" is a mix of those two words!

I am serious! :-D

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Max Foerster - K15t
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July 29, 2022

Ha! Thank you, @Aron Gombas _Midori_. I can add another piece of nerd wisdom to my knowledge. I didn't know about the gorilla part. 😄

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Eduardo Gomes Moreira July 29, 2022

Thanks a lot! Amazing!

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July 29, 2022

Great story! 

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That why they named him Godzilla 

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