Some are cities, some are names, and some are just popular Swedish words.
Just about everyone and their mother owns one of these dressers ($179, ikea.com), which is a proper Swedish word for "ore" (a kind of rock).
Appropriately, this children's line translates into "capable" in Swedish, which is probably what every little boy and girl feels like when they own the series' adorable play kitchen ($129, ikea.com).
The BEKVAM series includes a handy step stool ($15, ikea.com) that we're convinced everyone needs to own. It's also a proper Swedish word for "comfortable." Maybe because it makes reaching high shelves way easier.
When it comes to the meaning behind the BILLY bookcase ($50, ikea.com), it's not that shocking: Just like in America, it's a popular boy's name in Sweden.
The traditional bedroom collection at IKEA known as the HEMNES line (you probably know someone show owns the headboard, dresser, or nightstand) is actually named after a town in north Norway.
This adorable line of kitchen tea towels ($4, ikea.com) are named after a traditional Swedish girl's name.
Many of us have rested a drink or two in our day on a LACK side table ($14, ikea.com) or coffee table, but the real meaning behind the four-letter word is "lacquer" in Swedish.
When it comes to IKEA rugs, most are named after places. This graphic black-and-white one in particular ($199 to $299, ikea.com) is named after the capital of Sweden.
And the name of these fake cowhide rugs ($199, ikea.com) translate to Cold Town, a place located in northwest Denmark.
This birch armchair ($199, ikea.com) is a favorite, because it's super comfortable and has a high back that offers serious neck support, which might have something to do with why the name translates to "point" in Swedish.
If you want a classic style and quality chair, look no further than these solid wood ones ($49, ikea.com), which are named after an ancient Scandinavian name for boys.
When it comes to wall art, pieces sold in threes — like this poster collection ($12, ikea.com) — are part of the TRILLING series, which translates into "triplet" in Swedish. How clever?
Where would our chips be without these sealing clips ($2, ikea.com)? (Stale, that's what.) They're appropriately named BEVARA, which translates to "preserve" in Swedish.
When it comes to plastic (read: non-breakable), colorful dinnerware, we only think of one thing: a party! And, apparently IKEA does too, which is why they named this line KALAS, which means "party" in Swedish.
This popular swivel mirror ($9, ikea.com) is a favorite for any bathroom and is named after a tiny village in south Sweden.