Actually its called the “GOD PARTICLE” because a scientist at FERMILABS wrote a book about his attemps to discover the particle, his actual intended name for the book was “The Goddamn Particle” because it was so impossible to observe.. but the name was later shortened for publication.
So the book was published as the “God Particle” and from there the name stuck.. It has nothing to do with religion or God.
I know. Like I said, an accidental reference to the particle's creator.
Sounds like an apocryphal anecdote to me.
It seems as likely that the name “God” would have been attributed to the particle due to its hypothesized omnipresence.