List of river name etymologies

This page lists the various etymologies (origins) of the names of rivers around the world.

AfricaEdit

AntarcticaEdit

AsiaEdit

AustraliaEdit

EuropeEdit

See also Old European hydronymy.

North AmericaEdit

South AmericaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alph River
  2. ^ Antarctic Explorers
  3. ^ Indus#History
  4. ^ Murray River#Exploration
  5. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary
  6. ^ Beck, Noémie (2009). "Irish River-Goddesses: Drowning and Wisdom". Goddesses in Celtic Religion. Université Lumière Lyon 2. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  7. ^ Hill, Jack A. (3 January 2017). Adam Ferguson and Ethical Integrity: The Man and His Prescriptions for the Moral Life. ISBN 9781498504584.
  8. ^ Svenskt ortnamnslexikon ("Swedish Place-Name Dictionary"), 2003, pp. 322.
  9. ^ a b Volga river#Nomenclature
  10. ^ Room, Adrian (2006). Placenames of the World. McFarland
  11. ^ Room, Adrian (2006). Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features, and Historic Sites. ISBN 9780786422487.
  12. ^ Bright (2004:52)
  13. ^ Bright (2004:89)
  14. ^ "Captain Robert Gray explores Grays Bay and charts the mouth of Grays River in May 1792". HistoryLink.org. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  15. ^ "Delaware". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  16. ^ Bright (2004:160)
  17. ^ Bright (2004:174)
  18. ^ Bright (2004:290)
  19. ^ McCafferty, Michael. 2004. Correction: Etymology of Missouri. American Speech, 79.1:32
  20. ^ Koontz, John. "Etymology". Siouan Languages. Retrieved 28 November 2006.
  21. ^ Bright (2004:396)
  22. ^ "Snake River (Hells Canyon)". National Wild and Scenic Rivers Program. Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  23. ^ Bright (2004:466)
  24. ^ Kelton, Dwight H. (1888). Indian Names of Places Near the Great Lakes. Detroit, MI: Detroit Free Press Printing Company
  25. ^ Bright (2004:488)
  26. ^ Bright (2004:537)
  27. ^ Bright (2004:583)
  28. ^ Amazon River
  29. ^ Amazon Rainforest#Etymology
  30. ^ Places to visit in Paraguay when visiting Iguassu Falls Archived 12 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine

BibliographyEdit

  • Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press