Please ask someone who knew about how the sun was named sun, moon was named moon....
Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology. The name derives from Old English and Germanic. There are, of course, hundreds of other names for the planet in other languages. In Roman Mythology, the goddess of the Earth was Tellus - the fertile soil (Greek: Gaia, terra mater - Mother Earth).
Earth is the English word meaning ground. Actually nobody named our planet earth. It was Nicolas Copernicus who was astronomer showed that the ground on which we are standing is one of the planet of our solar system. People start calling this ground as earth. Names of all planets including Sun and moon are simply words or folk names which were originated when human languages started.
All planets in the solar system, excepting our Earth has been named after roman and Greek Gods. The earth comes from an English/ German term erde which means the ground and is about 1000 years old in terms of the name.
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