Medieval Scottish Submitted Place Names
were used by medieval Scottish peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
LEITH(Settlement & River)Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith
, meaning 'damp, moist'.