In the February 1968 issue of Word Ways, Dmitri Borgmann briefly reviewed the history of number nomenclatures. The first twenty number names, each one denoting a number one thousand times its immediate predecessor, are found in many reference works.
"Extending the Number Names,"
Word Ways: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol8/iss3/3