Possibly from a Celtic root meaning "divine". This is the name of a river in Scotland.
Means "bright stream" in Brythonic. This is the name of a river in Oxfordshire, England.
From Persian Hindu
, which was from Sanskrit सिन्धु (Sindhu)
meaning "body of trembling water, river". This is the name of a river in Pakistan and India.
(River & Settlement) Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
(River & Country) English, Biblical
River which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden)
, and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad)
meaning "descend" or "flow down". The river has lent its name to the country to the east.
(River & Country) English, French, Italian, German, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Berber origin, though influenced by Latin niger
"black". This is the name of a river in western Africa (and a country which is named after it).
From Latin Nilus
, which was from Greek Νειλος (Neilos)
, possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". This is the name of a long river in Africa.
Possibly from Irish rua
meaning "red". This is the name of a river in Ireland.
Probably from Old Irish sen
meaning "old, ancient". This is the name of a river in Ireland. It is personified by the goddess Sionann
River in England, possibly from the Celtic elements tri
"across" and sant
"travel", a reference to its frequent floodings.
Possibly from a Celtic word meaning "tricky". This is the name of a river in southern England.