How Did Uranus Get Its Name?

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Uranus is named after the ancient Greek deity of the sky (Uranus), the father of Kronos (Saturn) and grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter).
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The planet Uranus was the first planet discovered that was not known in ancient times, the furthest known at the time (1781), and was named for the Greek god of the heavens and sky.
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Uranus is the only planet that gets its name from Greek Mythology. First the name of the planet was proposed by Herschel as George's star then it is changed as Herschel then finally Bode named as Uranus which is the Latenized version of the Greek God of the sky Ouranos.
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