Element Names

Greek: “water forming”
HYDROGEN (H)
Greek: “sun”
HELIUM (He)
Greek: “stone”
LITHIUM (Li)
Greek: “beryl”
old name “sweet” (glykys)
BERYLLIUM (Be)
Arabic: “borax”
BORON (B)
Latin: “charcoal”
CARBON (C)
Greek: “nitre-forming”
NITROGEN (N)
Greek: “acid forming”
OXYGEN (O)
Latin: “to flow”
FLUORINE (F)
Greek: “new”
NEON (Ne)
Latin: “soda”
English: “sodanum” (headache cure)
SODIUM (NA)
District in Greece mining dolomite
Magnesia (MAGNESIUM, Mg)
Latin: “bitter salt”
ALUMINUM (Al)
Latin: “flint”
SILICON (Si)
Greek: “bearer of light”
PHOSPHORUS (P)
Greek: “greenish yellow”
CHLORINE (Cl)
Greek: “idle, lazy”
ARGON (Ar)
English: “potash”
POTASSIUM (K)
Latin: “lime”
CALCIUM (Ca)
Latin: “scandinavia”
SCANDIUM (Sc)
Named after titans
TITANIUM (Ti)
Scandinavian goddess of beauty
Vandanis (VANADIUM V)
Greek: “color”
CHROMIUM (Cr)
Latin: “magnet”
MANGANESE (Mn)
German: evil mining spirit/goblin
COBALT (Co)
german: devils/st nicholas’ copper
NICKEL (Ni)
Latin: “metal from cyprus”
COPPER (Cu)
Latin: France
Gallia -> GALLIUM (Ga)
Latin: “Germany”
GERMANIUM (Ge)
Greek: mineral yellow orpiment
ARSENIC (As)
Greek: “moon”
Selene -> SELENIUM (Se)
Greek: “stench”
BROMINE (Br)
Greek: “hidden”
KRYPTON (Kr)
Latin: “deep red”
RUBIDIUM (Rb)
Arabic: “gold-colored”
ZIRCONIUM (Zr)
Greek goddess of grief
Niobe -> NIOBIUM (Nb)
Greek: “lead”
MOLYBDIUM (Mo)
Greek: “artifical”
TECHNETIUM (Te)
Latin: “russia”
RUTHENIUM (Ru)
Greek: “rose-colored”
RHODIUM (Rh)
Astroid & Greek goddess wisdom
Pallas -> PALLADIUM (Pd)
Latin: “calamite”
zn-carbonate; CADMIUM (Cd)
Etruscan god
tina; TIN (Sn)
Greek: “not alone”
ANTIMONY (Sb)
Latin: “earth”
TELLURIUM (Te)
Greek: “violet”
IODINE (I)
Greek: “Stranger”
XENON (Xe)
Latin: “sky blue”
CESIUM (Cs)
Greek: “heavy”
BARIUM (Ba)
Greek: “to lie hidden”
LANTHANUM (La)
roman goddess agriculture & astroid
ceres -> CERIUM(Ce)
Greek: “green twin”
PRASEODYMIUM (Pr)
Greek: “new twin”
NEODYMIUM (Nd)
Greek stole fire -> humans
prometheus; PROMETHIUM (Pm)
after sweedish chemist; investigated 1st rare earth mineral
john gadolin; GADOLINIUM (Gd)
Greek: “hard to get”
DYSPROSIUM (Dy)
Latin: “stockholm”
HOLMIUM (Ho)
Ancient name for scandinavia
thule -> THULIUM (Tm)
Roman name for paris
LUTETIUM (Lu) $$$$$
Latin: copenhagen
HAFNIUM (Hf)
Greek king of sisyphus
tantalus -> TANTALUM (Ta)
Sweedish: “heavy stone”
TUNGSTEN (W)
Rhine river
RHENIUM (Re)
Greek: “smell”
OSMIUM (Os)
Spanish: “little silver”
PLATINUM (Pt)
symbol from latin “glow of sunrise”
GOLD (Au)
Symbol: latin liquid silver
name: a planet (guess which)
MERCURY (Hg)
Greek: “green twig”
THALLIUM (Tl)
German: “white mass”
BISMUTH (Bi)
named after country of its discoverer; curies
POLONIUM (Po)
Greek: “unstable”
ASTATINE (At)
Latin: ray
RADIUM (Ra)
Greek: ray
ACTINIUM (Ac)
Scandanavian god of war
Thor -> Thorium (Th)
Greek prefix: “first”
PROTACTINIUM (Pa)
Greek god of sky
URANIUM (U)
named after inventor of cyclotron
Lawrence -> LAWRENCIUM (Lr)
German state
hesse – HASSIUM (Hs)
named after nuc. fission guy
meitner -> MEITNERIUM (Mt)
Latin: “violet”
INDIUM (In)
Greek goddess of rainbow
IRIDIUM (Ir)
small scottish town
Strontian -> STRONTIUM (Sr)
samarskite (mineral)
SAMARIUM (Sm)
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