The word nacho is named after a Mexican cook called Ignacio Anaya, who invented the dish in 1943. That might seem like a weird way to shorten the name, but the Spanish language is actually full of really unusual nickname developments! Here are a few more:
Hello! I'm Adam Aleksic, a senior studying government and linguistics at Harvard University, where I co-founded the Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Society. In addition to etymology, I also really enjoy trivia, politics, vexillology, geography, board games, conlanging, art history, and law.