List of chemical elements named after people

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This is a list of chemical elements named after people. The symbol and atomic number are given in brackets.

For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see Lists of etymologies.
For a list of eponyms sorted by name see List of eponyms.

The element naming controversy that surrounded elements 104 to 109 saw two further names derived from people gain partial acceptance. Neither was or is accepted by IUPAC.

Named after mythical characters

Many chemical elements are named after astronomical bodies which are named after Greek or Roman deities. See Chemical elements named after places.

See also

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