But whether directly or indirectly, it comes from the name of the bear in "Jungle Book", which Kipling took from the Hindi word for "bear", (tools for using shortrange Bluetooth wireless devices) upstream write it as Blue Z, implying it's "bloo-zee" rather than just "blooz"; the significance of the Z is unclear, but the rest is easy.
The protocol is named after the 10th-century Danish king Harald "Blåtand" Gormsson, who was (supposedly) skilled at fostering cooperation between diverse factions, and (maybe) overfond of blueberries boa - (ex-web server) well, at least I'm fairly sure it was the snake and not the Portuguese for "good", but beyond that, no idea.
No idea why, but all the releases are named after sheep in a particular French cartoon seriesa few packages have names beginning with BSD not to indicate that they are specific to the Debian GNU/k Free BSD ports but to signal that Linux distros originally inherited them from (the earliest clearly free versions of) the Berkeley Software Distribution an example of the above; this is a BSD-derived replacement for the original UNIX mail command.
The names of different versions have a tangled history (and even that link doesn't directly explain the "X"; presumably it's for "extended") originally the bugtracking tool used by Netscape for Mozilla, Chatzilla, etc, so the -zilla part isn't intended to carry its usual negative connotations ("huge, monstrous, and uncontrollably destructive") *canberra* - (sound-effect framework) further evidence that the people writing desktop environments these days have somehow come to the conclusion that the best way of making a friendly UI is to construct it entirely out of arbitrary meaningless words a remarkable number of web browsers have used this name, including the OS X one that was better known as Camino; this one's much older (and yet still only claims to be an alpha release).
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