Origin of Name: From the Anglo-Saxon word iren, and the symbol from the Latin word ferrum, meaning iron.It could have possibly come from earlier words meaning "holy metal" because it was used to make swords in the Crusades.
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Iron has been known since ancient times. The origin of the chemical symbol Fe is from the Latin word 'ferrum', meaning iron. The first iron used by humans is likely to have been sourced from fallen meteorites.