In the Battlestar Galactica universe, in both 1978 and 2004 instances, Kobol is the birthplace of humanity - from which the twelve (13?) colonies originally departed. One of the humanity's larger religions in the twelve colonies is a polytheistic faith worshipping 'the Twelve Lords of Kobol', a dozen deities out of which eleven are identified in the series.
I'm interested in knowing the origins of 'Kobol', and in particular its naming. Considering the series' focal point on human technological prowess I'd consider it plausible for the name to be a homage to the early compiled programming language COBOL; largely attributed to the computer science legend (Amazing) Grace Hopper.
Might I be correct in my assessment, or has the origins of the name 'Kobol' been discussed or mayhaps even confirmed before?