What is the origin of the term "United Nations"?
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016
From the UN History page:
The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
A longer account is available from the 1946-47 volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations (link below).
Disclaimer: answers are prepared by library staff using resources available at the time of writing. This site may include links and references to third-party databases, websites, books and articles, this does not imply endorsement by the United Nations.