River Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Abakan (Settlement & River) Russian
Possibly from Khakas аба (aba) meaning "bear" or "father" and хан (khan) meaning "blood". This is the name of a city and river in Russia.
Acre (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
Most likely from Aquiri, a transliteration by European explorers of the Ipurinã term Umákürü or Uakiry. Other theories include the name originating from Tupi a'kir ü ("green river") or a'kir ("to sleep"), or from Yasi'ri, or Ysi'ri, meaning "flowing or swift water"... [more]
Ae (Settlement & River) Scottish, Scots
The name of a village and a stream in Southwest Scotland. The name seems to be derived from Old Norse á, meaning 'river'.
Ain (River & Political Subdivision) French
A river and department in France.
Aire (River) English
The name of a river in Yorkshire in England which passes through Leeds. Of uncertain etymology, probably of Celtic origin.
Alei (River) German
German transcription of the Russian Aley River.
Amazonas (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
Reportedly named this way after the warriors, led by women, that attacked Francisco de Orellana's expedition, reminding him of the Amazons of Greek mythology. The word Amazon may come from Iranian *ha-maz-an- ("(one) fighting together") or *ha-mazan- ("warriors").... [more]
Amper (River) German
This is the name of a river in Southern Bavaria, located in Southern Germany.... [more]
Ancre (River) French
This is the name of a river in Picardy, France.
Andelle (River) French
The name of a river in Normandy, France.
Ångermanälven (River) Swedish
Combination of Old Norse anger "deep fjord" and the definite form of Swedish älv "river". The river runs through the province Ångermanland from where it got its name.
Attawapiskat (River & Settlement) Cree
River and town in Ontario, Canada. From the Attawapiskat people, meaning "people of the parting of the rocks", or Āhtawāpiskatowi ininiwak.
Bad Tölz (Region, Settlement & River) German
A name of a city in Bavaria which means : "bath, body of water" and tölz which is the name of the river comes from a Latin quote
Braint (River) Welsh
The name of a small river on Anglesey, an island off the north-west coast of Wales. It is probably a Welsh form of Brigantia.
Buxach (River) German
River in Germany.
Cam (River) English
The River Cam is the main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England.... [more]
Chilko (River) Cree (Anglicized)
Name of a river in British Columbia, Canada. From the Chilcotin (Tsilhqot'in) word tŝilhqóx, meaning "the red ochre river".
Coquet (River) English
A river in Northumberland, England. Its name originates from words of a local Brythonic-Celtic language, equivalent to the Welsh coched, meaning 'red, brown'.
Corrib (Body of Water & River) Irish
River and lake in Ireland.
Danub (River) Arabic, Armenian, Persian
Arabic, Armenian and Persian form of Danube.
Danúbio (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Danube.
Danubio (River) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Danube.
Danup (River) Thai
Thai form of Danube.
Daugova (River) Latgalian
Latgalian form of Daugava.
Dneisteros (River) Greek
Modern Greek name for the Dniester river, which was known as Tyras to the ancient Greeks.
Dnestar (River) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Dniester.
Dnester (River) Slovak, Slovene
Slovak and Slovenian form of Dniester.
Dněstr (River) Czech
Czech form of Dniester.
Dņestra (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Dniester.
Dnestri (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Dniester.
Dniéster (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Dniester.
Dniester (River) English
Derived from Sarmatian dānu nazdya meaning "the close river" (as in, the river close-by). This is the name of a river in Eastern Europe, which flows through Ukraine and Moldova to the Black Sea.
Dniestr (River) French, Polish
French and Polish form of Dniester.
Dniestras (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dniester.
Dniestre (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dniester.
Dnister (River) Afrikaans, German, Ukrainian
Afrikaans, German and Ukrainian form of Dniester.
Dnjestar (River) Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian form of Dniester.
Dnjestr (River) Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Dutch and Icelandic form of Dniester as well as a Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish alternative name for the river.
Dnyeszter (River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dniester.
Donava (River) Latvian, Slovene
Latvian and Slovenian form of Danube.
Doonau (River) Estonian
Estonian form of Danube.
Dounavis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Danube.
Draa (River) Morocco
Düna (River) German
German name of the river Daugava.
Dunai (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Danube.
Dunojus (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Danube.
Dyfi (River) Welsh
River in north Wales.
Eden (River) English
The name of a river in Cumbria, England. It derives from the Brythonic *ituna, 'to gush forth'.
Efrat (River) Bulgarian, Icelandic
Bulgarian and Icelandic form of Euphrates.
Eifrata (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Euphrates.
Elwy (River) Welsh
The name of a river in Wales, possibly meaning "second river" from Welsh ail "a second, another" and the river name suffix wy.
En (River & Political Subdivision) Occitan
Arpitan form of Ain.
En (River) Romansh
Romansh form of Inn.
Eufraat (River) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Euphrates.
Eufratas (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Euphrates.
Eufrate (River) Italian
Italian form of Euphrates.
Eufrates (River) Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese form of Euphrates.
Eufrátesz (River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Euphrates.
Euphrat (River) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Euphrates.
Euphrate (River) French
French form of Euphrates.
Evfrat (River) Slovene, Russian
Slovenian form of Euphrates and Russian variant transcription of Yevfrat.
Evprati (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Euphrates.
Fərat (River) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Euphrates.
Fergus (River) Irish
Possibly derives from Old Irish for- ("on, upon") and gas, "twig", with the River Fergus in County Clare seen as a small branch off of the River Shannon.
Flint (Settlement & River) English
The name of a town in north Wales and numerous communities in the United States, notably the city in Michigan, as well as several rivers in the United States and Jamaica.... [more]
Gaillimh (River & Body of Water) Irish
Irish name for Corrib.
Gaillimhe (Body of Water & River) Irish
Another spelling of Gaillimh.
Gambia (Country & River) English
The name of the Country in West Africa. The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River... [more]
Gambie (Country & River) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Gambia.
Gambië (Country & River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gambia.
Gan (River) Chinese
"Circuit" of "Western" Jiangnan
Gange (River) French, Italian
French and Italian form of Ganges.
Ganges (River) English, Ancient Greek
From Ancient Greek Γάγγης (Ganges) derived from Sanskrit गङ्गा (ganga) meaning "swift-goer", itself from गच्छति (gacchati) meaning "to go". This is the name of a river in South Asia that flows through India and Bangladesh.
Gangga (River) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Ganges.
Ganj (River) Turkish
Turkish form of Ganges.
Gatineau (Settlement & River) French (Quebec)
City and river in Quebec, Canada. Named after city official Nicholas Gatineau dit Duplessis.
Ghanj (River) Arabic
Arabic form of Ganges, usually written with the definite article: الغانج (al-Ghanj).
Giau (River) Mormon
In an account of a vision published in the Millennial Star, a map of the world is described, with the names of the four major rivers, which appear to be in the Adamic language. One river was labeled Giau, which appears to be the same as Gihon from the Bible and the Book of Moses.
Ginga (River) Burmese
Burmese form of Ganges.
Gkampia (Country & River) Greek
Greek form of The Gambia.
Glina (River & Settlement) Croatian
Gongma (Body of Water & River) Garo
Gorlog (Body of Water & River) Buryat
The Buryat name of Yenisei.
Günz (River) German
River in Germany.
Hudson (River) English
The Hudson River in the United States.
Hull (Settlement & River) American, English
Ilim (River) Russian, Arabic
I couldn't find the meaning of the river's name, but Wiktionary (without mentioning the river) says it's a Turkish word with an Arabic root that means "Knowledge, Science"
Iller (River) German
River in Germany.
Inn (River) German
A river in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. From the Celtic 'en', meaning "water".
İordan (River) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Jordan (the river).
Iordane (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Jordan (the river) via its biblical Greek form Iordanes.
Isar (River) German (Austrian)
A river in Austria. Likely from the Indo-European '*es' or '*is', meaning "flowing water".
Isca (River) Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History
Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska- "water" (cognate with whiskey). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
Ister (River) Ancient Greek (Latinized), Ancient Roman
Latinized form of Istros. The Romans used this as an alternative name for the Danube river, which was primarily known to them under the name Danubius.
Istros (Island & River) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name for the Greek island of Gyali as well as for the lower section of the Danube river. In the case of the latter, the name is a loanword from either Dacian or Thracian... [more]
Joek Daan (Country & River) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Jordan.
Jordāna (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Jordan (the river).
Jordanas (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Jordan (the river).
Jordão (River) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Jordan (the river).
Karaidel (River) Tatar
Tatar cognate of Qaridhel.
Kazabazua (River & Settlement) Algonquin (Gallicized)
River and town in Quebec. From 'kachibadjiwan', meaning "hidden current" in Algonquin, as the river is primarily underground.
Khalyma (Body of Water & River) Yakut
From Tundra Yukhagir kulumaa meaning river.
Khovd (Settlement & River) Mongolian
Of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a city and a river in Mongolia.
Kielder (River) English
A river and reservoir in Northern England. It's name could come from Celtic words cognate with Welsh clou, 'fast' and dwr 'river'.
Kim (Body of Water & River) Khakas
The Khakas variant of Ulug Hem, the Tuvan name of Yenisey.
Kolyma (Body of Water & River) Russian
Originated in the tundra Yukaghir word kulumaa, which means river.
Kongko (Country & River) Greek
Greek form of Congo.
Konho (Country & River) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Congo.
Kouchibouguac (River & Other) Mi'kmaq
National park and river in New Brunswick, Canada. Meaning "river of the long tides" in Mi'kmaq.
Kuilu (Political Subdivision, Region & River) Kongo
The first name of the Kuilu-Niadi River In Southwest Republic of the Congo.
Kuiseb (River) African
The Kuiseb River is an ephemeral river in western-central Namibia.
Lagan (River) Northern Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Abhainn an Lagáin, meaning “river of the low-lying district”.... [more]
Lakeland (Region, River & Other) English (Rare)
The Lake District, a rural area in northwest England.... [more]
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'.
Liffey (River) Irish
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
Lilongwe (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) English, Chewa, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swahili
From Chewa Lilongwe, of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a river and the capital city of Malawi, as well as the district around it.
Loire (River) French
From Latin Liger, a transcription of the native Gaulish name of the river, derived from the Gaulish word liga, meaning "silt, sediment", itself deriving from the Proto-Indo-European root *legʰ-, meaning "to lie".... [more]
Lule Älv (River) Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv "river".
Lumber (River) English
This is a river in south-central North Carolina, sometimes nicknamed the Lumber River.
Lyd (River) English
The name of a river in Devon, England, perhaps derived from a Celtic source such as Lludd, though the usual derivation is Old English hlȳde "noisy stream" - which the Saxons may have assumed was the river's name.
Maputo (Settlement & River) English, Danish, Esperanto, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish
The city may have been named after Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of the Tsonga people found in Mozambique and South Africa, or after the Maputo River.... [more]
Marne (River) French
From Latin Dea Mātrōna, meaning literally “divine mother goddess”, the name of a mother goddess associated with the river who was worshipped by the Gauls.... [more]
Mindel (River) German
River in Germany.
Moskva (Settlement & River) Russian, English
Russian form of Moscow. In Russian this name refers to both the city and the river, while it only refers to the river in English.
Nahanni (River & Other) Chipewyan
River and national park in Northwest Territories, Canada. From the Dene name for the area, 'Nahʔa Dehé', which means "river of the land of the Nahʔa people".
Nairobi (Settlement & River) English (British), English (American), Danish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
From Maasai enkare nyrobi, which means "cold water" or "cold river". This is the name of a river and the capital city of Kenya.
Nent (River) English
A river in the North Pennines. Its name is derived from Cumbric nent, meaning 'stream'. It is a tributary of the Tyne.
Niadi (River, Other, Political Subdivision & Settlement) Kongo, Central African
The name of both a river and a valley in Southwest Republic of the Congo.
Nidelva (River) Norwegian
The name of a river that runs through Trondheim, and the name of a river in southern Norway. The name is a combination of the words elv "river" and nid (of unknown meaning).
Nigēra (Country & River) Latvian
Latvian form of Niger.
Nigeris (Country & River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Niger.
Nígir (Country & River) Irish
Irish form of Niger
Nigiras (Country & River) Greek
Greek form of Niger.
Niher (Country & River) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Niger.
Niili (River) Finnish
Finnish form of Nile.
Nijer (Country & River) Turkish
Turkish form of Niger
Nīla (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Nile.
Nilas (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Nile.
Nilen (River) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Nile.
Nilosi (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Nile via its Greek form Neilos.
Nipigon (River & Settlement) Ojibwe
Town and river in Ontario, Canada. From the Ojibwe word Alimipigon, possibly meaning "where the water begins".
Nistru (River) Romanian
Romanian form of Dniester.
Níxer (Country & River) Galician
Galician form of Niger
Nyl (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Nile.
Nyukzha (Region, Settlement, Body of Water & River) Evenki, Russian
From nyukhzach meaning ‘to wander’.
Oefa (Settlement & River) Afrikaans, Dutch
Afrikaans and Dutch form of Ufa.
Oeral (Region, River & Mountain) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Ural.
Oise (River & Political Subdivision) French
Related to the Latin name Isara, borrowed from Celtic, though ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *isərós “vigorous, quick”, from *eis(ə, related to Sanskrit इषिरम् “fast, quick”.... [more]
Ordon (Country & River) Persian
Persian form of Jordan.
Orta (River) Italian
Oufa (Settlement & River) French
French form of Ufa.
Oural (Region, River & Mountain) French
French form of Ural.
Pahang (Political Subdivision & River) Malay, English
Uncertain meaning, possibly from mahang, the Malay name for a type of tree native to the area (genus Macaranga), or from Khmer ប៉ាហាំង (paahang) meaning "tin". This is the name of a Malaysian state as well as a river that flows through the region.
Pará (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese
From Tupi pará, meaning "sea" or "large river". This is the name of a river and a state of Brazil.
Paraíba (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian)
From Tupi pa'ra ("river") and a'íba ("difficult to invade/navigate"), referring to the narrow mouth of the Paraíba River. This is the name of a river and a state of Brazil.
Paraná (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese
From Geral paraná, meaning "river". Some sources claim that the name comes from Guaraní para ("sea") and anã "resembling", owing to the width of the river Paraná. This is the name of a state in Brazil.
Parañaque (Settlement & River) Filipino
The City of Parañaque was founded on November 30th, 1572. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 47.69 km2 and has 665,822 people living in it as of the 2015 census... [more]
Pasig (Settlement & River) Filipino
The City of Pasig was founded in 1573. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has an area of 31.00 km2 and has 755,300 people living in it as of the 2015 census. The city shares its name with the Pasig River... [more]
Pennant (River) Welsh
Means "the Head of the Ravine or Brook" Welsh pen, a head + nant, a glen, stream from Middle English Old French penant Latin pœnitentia, penitence].
Provo River (River) English (American)
River in Utah, named after the French-Canadian trapper Etienne Provost. The river inspired the name of the city to which it belonged, Provo.
Pukaskwa (Other & River) Ojibwe
National park and river in Ontario, Canada. May be from the Ojibwe word 'pukasu', meaning "to cook the marrow in the bones of animals", or "eaters of fish"... [more]
Pulinkunnoo (Region, Settlement, Island, Body of Water & River) Malayalam
Birthplace of Kunchacko.
Qanq (River) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ganges.
Qaridhel (River) Bashkir
Means "black Volga" from Bashkir ҡара (qara) meaning "black" combined with Иҙел (Idhel) referring to the Volga River. This is the Bashkir name for the Ufa River.
Raini (River) Georgian
Georgian form of Rhine.
Red (River) English
The Red River goes through the southern states of the USA.
Rein (River) Estonian, Finnish
Estonian and Finnish form of Rhine.
Reina (River) Latvian
Latvian form of Rhine.
Reinas (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Rhine.
Ren (River) Polish, Slovene, Turkish
Polish, Slovenian and Turkish form of Rhine.
Reno (River) Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Rhine.
Rhäin (River) Luxembourgish
Luxembourgish form of Rhine.
Rhein (River) German
German form of Rhine.
Rhen (River) Swedish
Swedish form of Rhine.
Rhin (River) French
French form of Rhine.
Rhinen (River) Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Rhine.
Rijn (River) Dutch
Dutch form of Rhine.
Rimac (River) Spanish (Latin American)
Rimac River, Rimac derives from quechua "Rimay" which means "to speak", Rimac River is called "the speaking river", "the river that babbles/chatters/speaks a lot", in some sense "the roaring river" or "the noisy river".
Rín (River) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rhine.
Rin (River) Catalan, Romanian, Spanish
Catalan, Romanian and Spanish form of Rhine.
Rinos (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Rhine.
Roanoke (Settlement, Island & River) Algonquian
The name Roanoke is said to have originated from rawrenock, an Algonquian word for "shell money".
Roer (River) Dutch, French, Italian, Luxembourgish
Dutch, French, Italian and Luxembourgish form of Rur.
Rýn (River) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Rhine.
Ryn (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Rhine.
Sagami (River) Japanese
The Sagami River Valley is located in Atsugi, a city in east-central Honshu.
Sài Gòn (Settlement & River) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Saigon.
Saïgon (Settlement & River) French
French form of Saigon.
Saigon (Settlement & River) English
From Vietnamese Sài Gòn of unclear origin. It may have come from Khmer ព្រៃនគរ (Prey Nokor), the Khmer Empire-era name that was used to refer to the region before it was annexed by the Vietnamese in the 17th century (the name itself comes from Khmer ព្រៃ (prey) meaning "jungle, forest, woods" and នគរ (nokor) meaning "kingdom, city")... [more]
San Antonio (Settlement & River) English
Means "Saint Anthony" from Spanish san "Saint" + Antonio, a Spanish form of the given name Anthony. The river was named after San Antonio de Padua by the first governor of Spanish Texas, Domingo Terán de los Ríos in 1691... [more]
Saugeen (River & Political Subdivision) Ojibwe (Anglicized)
Town and river in Ontario, Canada. From the Ojibwe 'zaagiing', and means "at the river's outlet" or "at the mouth of the river".
Seine (River) French
From Gaulish Sēquana, the Gallo-Roman goddess of the river. Sometimes associated with Latin; the Latin word seems to derive from the same root as Latin sequor "to follow", from Proto-Indo-European *seikw-, meaning 'to flow'.... [more]
Senegāla (Country & River) Latvian
Latvian form of Senegal.
Senegalas (Country & River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Senegal.
Shinano (Region & River) Japanese
Shinano is a province in Japan. Is it also the name of Japan's longest river.
Siegen (Body of Water & River) German
Snir (River) Biblical Hebrew
It's a river in the Bible, near the Hermon Mount. Sometimes the Hermon itself is called "Snir".
Taguig (Settlement & River) Filipino
The City of Taguig was founded on April 25, 1587. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has an area of 53.67 km2 and has 804,915 people living in Taguig as of the 2015 census.... [more]
Tarrant (River) English
River Tarrant in Dorset.
Teems (River) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Thames.
Tees (River) English
A river in Northeast England. The precise origin of name is not known for sure. But, given that it is one of Britain's major rivers, several theories have emerged:... [more]
Thames (River) English
The name of the river in southern England on which London is situated. This is a Brythonic river-name, explained as a derivative of Common Brythonic *temēlos, 'darkness' (compare Old Welsh timuil, 'darkness').
Theems (River) Dutch
Dutch form of Thames.
Tisza (River) Hungarian
Name of one of the main European rivers that starts in Ukraine and passes through Hungary.
Tocantins (Political Subdivision & River) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Union of Tupi words tukana ("toucan") e tim ("beak"), thus "toucan's beak". This is the name of a river and a state of Brazil.
Tom (River) Russian
"River" or "Dark"
Tonava (River) Finnish
Finnish form of Danube.
Tuna (River) Turkish
Turkish form of Danube.
Tyne (River) English
A river in North-East England. Its meaning is unknown, but some sources relate it to a word in a local Celtic or pre-Celtic language *tei-*, meaning 'river'. However, the evidence for the existence of such a word is insufficient.... [more]
Tyras (River) Ancient Greek
Derived from Scythian tūra meaning "quick, rapid, strong". This is the ancient Greek name for the Dniester river, which is known as Dneisteros in modern Greek.
Ufa (Settlement & River) Russian
From Bashkir Өфө (Ofo), which is of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly derived from the Iranian root ap meaning "water". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan as well a river that runs through the Ural Mountains.
Uluğ-Hem (Body of Water & River) Tuvan
The Tuvan word for mother river.
Urál (Region, River & Mountain) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ural.
Ussuri (Region, Body of Water & River) Russian, English
Russian and English variant of the Manchu word Usuri.
Usuri (Region, Body of Water & River) Manchu
The naming source of Ussuri.
Vara (River) Italian
Veina (River) Livonian
Livonian name of the river Daugava.
Volga (River) English, Russian
English and Russian name for the largest river in Europe. The Old Mari name of the river is Volgydo, which means "bright". The name volgydo is cognate to Finno-Ugric valkea meaning "white" or "bright"... [more]
Wear (River) English
A river in North-East England. It is taken to be of Old Celtic origin and meant 'blood-colored water', referring to the reddish-brown color of the river. In modern Welsh, the name would be waed dwr, 'blood water'... [more]
Wusuli (Region, Body of Water & River) Chinese
Sinicisation of Usuri. The wording used in Mainland PRC is 乌苏里, while the wording used in Taiwan is 烏蘇里.
Xigong (Settlement & River) Chinese
Chinese form of Saigon.
Yaiyq (River) Bashkir
Bashkir cognate of Zhaiyq.
Yeniséi (River) Spanish
Spanish form of Yenisey.
Yenisey (River) Russian, English, Turkish, Azerbaijani
The name of a river in northern Mongolian and the Siberian federal district of Russia. It may be derived from either Evenki Ионэсси (Ionəssi) meaning "big water" or Old Kyrgyz Эне-Сай (Ene-Sai) meaning "mother river."
Yevfrat (River) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Euphrates.
Yordan (River) Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian and Ukrainian form of Jordan (the river).
Yungyuele (Region, Settlement, Body of Water & River) Yakut, Russian
Zhaiyq (River) Kazakh
Probably from Jaiyk, the name of the Turkic god of rivers, which is derived from Turkic yād meaning "wide, spread out". This is the Kazakh name for the Ural River.