How Did Sodium Get Its Name?

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Sodium is the more descriptive word for salt and salt contents. Sodium gets its name from the English word 'soda' and the word sodanum from Medieval Latin. Sodanum in Latin means 'headache remedy'.
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The element of sodium got its name from the scientist who discovered the element in 1806. The scientist who gave sodium its name was a scientist by the name of Sir Humphry Davy.
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