Cite NASDAQ Spelled Out Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff The Question: What does NASDAQ stand for? The Answer: According to the infoplease.com dictionary, "NASDAQ" stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. If you'd like to find out more about NASDAQ, check out its home page. -The Fact Monster ? MoreFeaturesGamesPollsTimelinesQuizzes See also: Lotteries in the U.S.