Place Name EUPHRATES

TYPE: River
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευφρατης (Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Ευφρατης (Euphrates), the name of a river in Mesopotamia. It is derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself from Elamite or Sumerian, of unknown meaning.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ufratu (Ancient Persian), Fırat (Turkish)