Python is one of the most popular programming languages nowadays on account of its code readability and simplicity. All thanks to Guido Van Rossum, its creator.In December 1989, Python’s creator Guido Van Rossum was looking for a hobby project to keep him occupied in the week around Christmas. He had been thinking of writing a new scripting language that’d be a descendant of ABC and also appeal to Unix/C hackers. He chose to call it Python.The language’s name isn’t about snakes, but about the popular British comedy troupe Monty Python (from the 1970s). Guido himself is a big fan of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Being in a rather irreverent mood, he named the project ‘Python’.
There is actually a poem written by Tim Peters named as THE ZEN OF PYTHON which can be read by just writing import this in the interpreter.