ETF names with years in them

Hey, so I’ve been trying to do some research into why ETFs have some really long convoluted names and why do they have years in them. For example some have 1-3 years gold gilt or similar.

Does that mean the etf will only be around for 1-3 years or they only invest in short term bonds?


ETF names in general try to explain in a simple fashion what they do.

So a GILT etf 1-3 years means they hold government bonds that have a 1-3 year lifespan.


Thank you.

I do wonder why they make the names so long though. Especially vanguard when they all start exactly the same and it gets confusing knowing which is which, especially since trading 212 removed the option to view stocks by ticker only.