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Why was the Pacific Ocean called the Pacific Ocean?

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The name is derived from the Latin name Tepre Pacificum, 'peaceful sea', bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.

Pacific means peaceful. Ferdinand Magellan named the Pacific Ocean 'pacific', after passing through the Straits of Magellan and around Cape Horn, because it seemed so calm and peaceful in comparison to the stormy waters he had just sailed through.
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