Periodic Table with Names - Names of elements with their symbols, atomic
numbers and states
Due to limitations
of screen width it is not possible to create a practical table including
all of the Periodic Table names. We have therefore detailed an
alphabetical list of the Period Table names of elements together with
their symbols, atomic numbers and whether they are classified as a
liquid, solid or gas (States of Matter). We
have then gone on to provide facts and information on the meanings and
origins of the names of the elements and their symbols. This additional
info will help students to understand the Periodic Table names and
Alphabetical List of
Period Table Names of Elements
with Names - Origins of the Names of Elements on the Periodic
The origins of the Periodic
Table names of the elements are derived from various sources
The ancient names of elements or substances taken for Greek and Latin
names of the scientists of first discovered the element
names of famous scientists, such as Curie and Einstein, in whose honor
the element was named
names of places where the element was first discovered such as
Californium and Germanium
names of planets, such as Uranium and Plutonium
taken from the Latin words for numbers e.g. Ununseptium which is a
temporary name taken from Latin meaning one-one-seven
with Names - Names of Element Symbols
Some of the Periodic Table
names of the symbols of elements are derived
from their names in the Greek, Latin or German languages. Great if
you are multi-lingual but difficult if you are not! Knowing the
origins of the names the Element Symbols make them easier to learn
and understand. The elements with Greek of Latin names are the
oldest elements known and the element symbols were allocated
when these classic languages were those used by ancient
scholars. There are only 10 elements whose element symbol names are
not immediately apparent. Learn these origins of names and
symbols and the Periodic table
becomes easier! The meanings and origins of the names of the more obscure
element symbols are as follows:
Name from the Greek words 'anti' and 'monos' meaning "opposed to
Cu - Name from the Latin word 'cyprium',
after the island of Cyprus.
Au - Name from the Latin word 'aurum'
Fe - Name from the Latin word 'ferrum'
Pb - Name from the Latin word 'plumbum'
Name from the Greek word
'hydrargyros' meaning 'water'
K - Name from the
Medieval Latin word 'kalium' meaning potash (pot
Ag - Name from the Latin
word 'argentum' meaning silver.
Sn - Name from the Latin word 'stannum' meaning tin
W - Name from the German
word 'Wolfram'. Ancient alchemists called the metal "spuma
lupi," the Latin words for 'wolf foam' which was
translated to the word "wolframite" in allusion to the
objectionable scum or substance formed during the
smelting of tin ores containing tungsten.
Periodic Table with
We hope that the information
on this page illustrating the Periodic Table with names will
prove to be a useful resource for chemistry students.