who named planet earth?

who named planet earth, and why?

who decides this?

5 Answers

  • 354gr
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    The name "Earth" derives from the Anglo-Saxon word erda, which means ground or soil, and is related to the German word Erde. It became eorthe later, and then erthe in Middle English.[176] The standard astronomical symbol of the Earth consists of a cross circumscribed by a circle.[177]

    I'm assuming that in other languages it has other names of course. This is the English version origin.

    Source(s): wikipedia
  • 8 years ago
  • 8 years ago

    Probably past astronomers we wouldn't be able to even name. Probably originates from forgotten tongues and just passed down from generation to generation.

  • 8 years ago

    The same people who decided to call ground "ground".

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  • 4 years ago

    I will rename it Gaea, its original name.

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