History of C++ | Evolution of C++
C++ was developed and implemented by Bjarne Stroustrup at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the early 1980s. C++ is a High Levle programmin language having low Level facilities. It is not an entirely new language.This is language is based on two existing language, namely, C & Simula. It was intially named "C with Classes". However, on the suggestion of Rick Mascitti the name was eventually changed to C++ in 1983.
'++' in the name is the C increment operator.