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All elements etymology

Name the 118 things/persons/places that gave name to the elements of the periodic table
Many elements have their names for other languages. It's the English translations that needs to be guessed.
Elements named after persons (may be fictional) are marked with red.
Elements named after places (may not be on Earth) are marked with green.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_chemical_elements
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No.
Element
Named for
1
Hydrogen
Water-forming
2
Helium
Sun
3
Lithium
Stone
4
Beryllium
Beryl
5
Boron
Borax
6
Carbon
Coal
7
Nitrogen
Niter-forming
8
Oxygen
Acid-forming
9
Flourine
Flow
10
Neon
New
11
Sodium
Soda
12
Magnesium
Magnesia (district in Greece)
13
Aluminium
Bitter salt
14
Silicon
Flint
15
Phosphorus
Light-bearing
16
Sulfur
Burn
17
Chlorine
Greenish yellow
18
Argon
Idle
19
Potassium
Potash
20
Calcium
Lime
21
Scandium
Scandinavia
22
Titanium
Titans
23
Vanadium
Freya (Norse God)
24
Chromium
Color
25
Manganese
Magnesia (district in Greece)
26
Iron
Original name
27
Cobalt
Goblin
28
Nickel
Nickel (German miner mythology)
29
Copper
Cyprus
30
Zinc
Tooth
31
Gallium
Gallia
32
Germanium
Germany
33
Arsenic
Masculine
34
Selenium
Moon
35
Bromine
Stench
36
Krypton
Hidden
37
Rubidium
Red
38
Strontium
Strontian (Scottish village)
39
Yttrium
Ytterby (Swedish village)
40
Zirconium
Zircon
41
Niobium
Niobe (Greek mythology)
42
Molybdenum
Lead
43
Technetium
Artificial
44
Ruthenium
Russia
45
Rhodium
Rose
46
Palladium
Pallas
47
Silver
Original name
48
Cadmium
Cadmus (Greek mythology)
49
Indium
Indigo
50
Tin
Original name
51
Antimony
Ambiguous
52
Tellurium
Earth
53
Iodine
Violet
54
Xenon
Strange
55
Caesium
Blue
56
Barium
Heavy
57
Lanthanium
Lie hidden
58
Cerium
Ceres
59
Praseodymium
Green twin
No.
Element
Named for
60
Neodymium
New twin
61
Promethium
Prometheus (Greek mythology)
62
Samarium
Samarskite
63
Europium
Europe
64
Gadolinum
Gadolinite
65
Terbium
Ytterby (Swedish village)
66
Dysprosium
Hard to get
67
Holmium
Stockholm
68
Erbium
Ytterby (Swedish village)
69
Thulium
Thule
70
Ytterbium
Ytterby (Swedish village)
71
Lutetium
Paris
72
Hafnium
Copenhagen
73
Tantalum
Tantalus (Greek mythology)
74
Tungsten
Heavy stone
75
Rhenium
Rhine
76
Osmium
Smell
77
Iridium
Iris (Greek mythology)
78
Platininum
Silver
79
Gold
Original name
80
Mercury
Mercury (Roman mythology)
81
Thallium
Twig
82
Lead
Original name
83
Bismuth
White mass
84
Polonium
Poland
85
Astatine
Unstable
86
Radon
Radium emanation (Radon-222)
87
Francium
France
88
Radium
Ray
89
Actinium
Ray
90
Thorium
Thor (Norse mythology)
91
Protactinium
Before actinium
92
Uranium
Uranus
93
Neptunium
Neptune
94
Plutonium
Pluto
95
Americium
America
96
Curium
Curie
97
Berkelium
Berkeley
98
Californium
California
99
Einsteinium
Einstein
100
Fermium
Fermi
101
Mendelevium
Mendeleev
102
Nobelium
Nobel
103
Lawrencium
Lawrence
104
Rutherfordium
Rutherford
105
Dubnium
Dubna (Rusian town)
106
Seaborgium
Seaborg
107
Bohrium
Bohr
108
Hassium
Hesse
109
Meitnerium
Meitner
110
Darmstadtium
Darmstadt
111
Roentgenium
Röntgen
112
Copernicium
Copernicus
113
Nihonium
Japan
114
Flevorium
Flerov Laboratory
115
Moscovium
Moscow
116
Livermorium
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
117
Tennessine
Tennessee
118
Oganesson
Oganessian
2 Comments
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Level 38
Apr 1, 2021
Vanadium is actually named after the god Vanadis fyi...
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Level 73
Apr 6, 2021
Actually, Vanadis is just another name for Freya, but typing Vanadis will also work, of course :-)