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Who was the Earth named after?

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July 08, 2017 12:49PM

Earth is not named after a person, real or mythical. Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman god. It is instead named after what we live on, earth (or soil). The name Earth comes from the Old Saxon word 'ertha', the dutch word 'aerde' and the German word 'erda'.