who named planet earth?
who named planet earth, and why?
who decides this?
- 354grLv 68 years agoBest 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. The standard astronomical symbol of the Earth consists of a cross circumscribed by a circle.
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
Probably past astronomers we wouldn't be able to even name. Probably originates from forgotten tongues and just passed down from generation to generation.
- Satan ClawsLv 78 years ago
The same people who decided to call ground "ground".
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- CourtneyLv 44 years ago
I will rename it Gaea, its original name.