What's in a (Font) Name?

Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet? When it comes to fonts, it comes down to origin. You can understand the influence of the font and possibly its original use through its name.

How Many Fonts Are There?

It's said there are well over 200,000 fonts in existence. This gives us so much to choose from. But do we really need these many fonts? We only see a few of the common ones in our day to day lives.