The etymology of ketchup suggests that the meaning of the word ketchup comes in English Dictionary (A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew, 1690) during the late 17th century, where it was defined as "a high East-India Sauce". It was first known as catsup and then it changed into ketchup. The word Min Nan (kê-chiap) in Chinese means "brine of fish" – it is assumed that the word catsup was derived from it. Most probably, it came into English word through Malay kichap during 1711, when it was actually spelled catchup. Afterwards, the spelling changed into catsup when Jonathon Swift, in 1730, spelled it for the first time. In USA, it is still available in the same name. But in UK, the name transformed into ketchup during 18th century.
The word ketchup comes from france in the olden times they used to use it for I different type of sauce but now used for chips and Burger's and all sorts.
Word came from Chinese word KOE CHI AP meaning "fish sauce"
It came from tomatoes. In the Greek language, ketchup means tomatoes sauce.
The guy name last name was ketchup
The word "ketchup" comes from the Malay / Indonesian word kichoop or kechap.
The name ketchup comes from indonesia (thats in china). In those days they didn't have fridges and the food went off so they invented ketchup to stop the horrible taste and all they would taste is the sauce.