How did the Earth get its name? This is a popular and common question that is still somewhat elusive today. The name itself is a derivative from Anglo-Saxon language, specifically German and English.
In these terms, the word “Earth” means the ground.
What an amazing view!
How did the Earth get its Name?
Our ‘third planet from the sun‘, is truly a marvel and is estimated by scientists to be at least 4.5 billion years old.
It is believed the our planet, (3rd rock from the sun), has been called the ‘Earth’ for more than 1,000 years. In fact, our place among the stars was not named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, like the other planets in our solar system. The name ‘Earth’ is derived from English/German verbage.
Our planet Earth, is the only planet in the solar system that is able to sustain life.
In essence the nomenclature means, the ‘ground’. It is truly magnificent!