Where Did Yoda’s Name Come From?
Most Star Wars fans already know that Yoda’s full name is Minch Yoda, at least based on the original script, which was later on shortened to a name that’s easier to remember. But did you know that in the early writing stages of the Empire Strikes Back, Yoda was not his original name? His original name was actually Buffy.
Also, Yoda’s features, specifically the eyes, was modeled around Albert Einstein, the wisest person the costume designers could think of. This minute Jedi master was imagined to be a sort of Dalai Lama figure, thus, Lucas finally decided to name him Yoda as it sounds very Far Eastern. It would’ve been so different if he was given an un-Yoda-like name.