Etymology of chemical elements

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Can you name the chemical elements given the origins of their names?

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Origin of nameElementFurther etymology
Greek for 'hidden, secret'
Greek for 'idle, inactive'
Greek for 'light green'
Latin for 'limestone'
Greek for 'heavy'
Greek for 'violet'
Latin for 'charcoal, coal'
Greek for 'stink, stench'
Old Norse: Norse god of thunder
Spanish for 'silver'
Greek for 'unstable'
Latin for 'cock'
Greek for 'foreign, strange'
Latin for 'rainbow'
Latin for 'flow'
Origin of nameElementFurther etymology
Swedish for 'heavy stone'
German: mythological goblin of the mines
Latin name for Copenhagen
Greek words for 'water' and 'producing'
Greek for 'sun'
Greek for 'light-bringer'
Greek for 'colour'
Latin for 'red'
Greek for 'to lurk, escape notice'
Latin name for Poland
Old Norse name for the goddess Freyja
German for 'demon'
Latin: seventh planet from the Sun
Greek words for 'sharp, acid' and 'producing'
Greek for 'new'

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