River Submitted Place Names

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aan (River) Scots
Local Scots name of the River Avon in Moray.
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".
Aellabaema (Political Subdivision & River) Korean
Korean form of Alabama.
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.
Alampama (Political Subdivision & River) Greek
Greek form of Alabama.
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.
Ankara (Settlement & River) Turkish, English, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkmen, Ukrainian
Derived from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ankura) meaning "anchor, hook", referring to a river bend. This is the name of the capital city of Turkey as well as a river of the same name.
Arabama (Political Subdivision & River) Japanese
Japanese form of Alabama.
Arkanzas (Political Subdivision & River) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Arkansas used in numerous languages.
Atava (River & Settlement) Belarusian
Belarusian form of Ottawa.
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.
Awtawa (River & Settlement) Burmese
Burmese form of Ottawa.
Ayeyarwady (River & Political Subdivision) English
Variant of Irrawaddy. This spelling is also used as the name of a region of Myanmar.
Bad Tölz (Region, Settlement & River) German
Belait (Political Subdivision & River) Malay
The name of a district of, as well as a river in, Brunei, named after the Belait people.
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".
Coal Brook (River & Settlement) English
The name of multiple brooks in Atlantic Canada, a brook in Pennsylvania, and a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador... [more]
Cocytus (River) Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Κωκυτός meaning "lamentation"
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.
Danuba (River) Hebrew
Hebrew 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.
Danyubeu (River) Korean
Korean form of Danube.
Daugova (River) Latgalian
Latgalian form of Daugava.
Delawae (Political Subdivision & River) Thai
Thai form of Delaware.
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.
Dóná (River) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Danube.
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.
Dunărea (River) Romanian
Romanian form of Danube.
Dunojus (River) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Danube.
Duonao (River) Chinese
Chinese form of Danube via the German form Donau.
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]
Gaenjiseu (River) Korean
Korean form of Ganges.
Gaillimh (River & Body of Water) Irish
Irish name for Corrib.
Gaillimhe (Body of Water & River) Irish
Another spelling of Gaillimh.
Găm-bi-a (Country & River) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Gambia.
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.
Gange (River) French, Italian, Romanian
French, Italian and Romanian 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.
Gangesz (River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ganges.
Gangga (River) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Ganges.
Gangis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Ganges.
Ganj (River) Turkish
Turkish form of Ganges.
Ganjisu (River) Japanese
Japanese form of Ganges.
Ganxes (River) Galician
Galician 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
Gonga (River) Assamese, Bengali, Odia
Assamese, Bengali and Odia form of Ganges.
Gongma (Body of Water & River) Garo
Gorlog (Body of Water & River) Buryat
The Buryat name of Yenisei.
Günz (River) German
River in Germany.
Hằng (River) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ganges.
Hanh (River) Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Ganges.
Heng He (River) Chinese
Chinese form of Ganges, from 恒 (héng) referring to the Ganges River and 河 () meaning "river, stream".
Hordanan (Country & River) Armenian
Armenian form of Jordan.
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.
Ir (River) Tatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of Or.
Isar (River) German (Austrian)
A river in Austria. Likely from the Indo-European '*es' or '*is', meaning "flowing water".
Isca (River) Old 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).
Kankai (River) Tamil
Tamil form of Ganges.
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.
Kelang (Settlement & River) Malay
Older variant of Klang.
Khalyma (Body of Water & River) Yakut
From Tundra Yukhagir kulumaa meaning river.
Khongkha (River) Thai, Lao
Thai and Lao form of Ganges.
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.
Klang (Settlement & River) Malay, English
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Aslian or Old Malay origin. This is the name of a city and river in Malaysia.
Kolyma (Body of Water & River) Russian
Originated in the tundra Yukaghir word kulumaa, which means river.
Kongko (Country & River) Greek
Greek form of Congo.
Kōngo (River & Country) Maori
Maori form of Congo.
Konho (Country & River) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Congo.
Koronbia (Country, Region, Settlement, Political Subdivision & River) Japanese
Japanese form of Colombia and Columbia.
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]
Lea (River) English (British)
Lea is a river in the UK. It's found in southeast England and flows from the Chiltern Hills and flows to the river Thames at Bow Creek.... [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.
Mae Nam Khong (River) Thai, Lao
Thai and Lao form of Mekong.
Malden (Political Subdivision & River) English
Malden is a suburban city in Middlesex county, Massachusetts. It is near the Malden river.
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]
Maskav (Settlement & River) Tajik
Tajik form of Moscow.
Mehkaung (River) Burmese
Burmese form of Mekong.
Meigong He (River) Chinese
Chinese form of Mekong and 河 () meaning "river, stream".
Meikong (River) Khmer
From Khmer មេ (me) meaning "mother" and គង្គ (kuangkea) meaning "river", used for the Mekong.
Mekon (River) Japanese
Japanese form of Mekong.
Mékong (River) French
French form of Mekong.
Mê Kông (River) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mekong.
Mekong (River) English
From Thai แม่โขง (Mae Khong), a contraction of แม่น้ำโขง (Mae Nam Khong) from แม่น้ำ (mae nam) meaning "river" (literally "mother of waters") and โขง (khong) derived from Proto-Austroasiatic ruŋ meaning "river"... [more]
Mindel (River) German
River in Germany.
Mirna (River, Settlement & Political Subdivision) Slovene
Dissimilation from Slavic nyrati meaning "to rise from the earth." It is the name of a river, village, and municipality in Slovenia.
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.
Moszkva (Settlement & River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Moscow.
Musku (Settlement & River) Khmer
Khmer form of Moscow via the French form Moscou.
Mỹ Tho (Settlement & River) Vietnamese
Most likely means "land of white girls", derived from Khmer ស្រុក (srok) meaning "land, inhabited area" (this element was dropped at some point), មេ (me) meaning "girl" and ស (sa) meaning "white"... [more]
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".
Nail (River) Korean, Tamil, Thai
Korean, Tamil and Thai form of Nile.
Naing (River) Burmese
Burmese form of Nile.
Nairu (River) Japanese
Japanese form of Nile.
Nam Khaung (River) Shan
Shan form of Mekong.
Neghos (River) Armenian
Armenian form of Nile.
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.
Ngāika (River & Country) Maori
Maori form of Niger.
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
Nîl (River) Kurdish
Kurdish form of Nile.
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.
Nílus (River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nile.
Nin (River) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Nile.
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
Nize (River & Country) Khmer
Khmer 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.
Ohaio (Political Subdivision & River) Albanian, Bengali, Georgian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Thai
Form of Ohio used in multiple languages.
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]
Or (River) Russian, Kazakh
From Turkic or meaning "ditch" or "ravine." It is the name of a river in Kazakhstan and Russia.
Ordon (Country & River) Persian
Persian form of Jordan.
Orta (River) Italian
Otava (River & Settlement) Bulgarian, Georgian, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Persian, Portuguese, Serbian, Urdu
Form of Ottawa used in various languages.
Otawa (River & Settlement) Amharic, Japanese, Korean, Sinhalese
Amharic, Japanese, Korean and Sinhala form of Ottawa.
Ottava (River & Settlement) Armenian, Azerbaijani, Greek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Tajik, Tamil, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Form of Ottawa used in various languages.
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.
Pampanga (Political Subdivision & River) Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
From Kapampangan pampang meaning "riverbank". This is the name of a province of, as well as a river in, the Philippines.
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 "head" + nant "glen, stream") from Middle English, Old French penant (Latin pœnitentia "penitence").
Plym (River) Cornish
"Plum Tree"
Pripyat (River & Settlement) Russian, English
Russian form of the Ukrainian name Прип'ять (Prypyat) of uncertain meaning. This is the name of a river in Eastern Europe that flows through Ukraine and Belarus. It is also the name of an abandoned Ukrainian city that was evacuated after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
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.
Prypiat (River & Settlement) Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Прип'ять (see Prypyat).
Prypyat (River & Settlement) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Pripyat.
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.
Rhône (River) French
From Gaulish *Rodonos or *Rotonos, from a Proto-Indo-European root *ret-, meaning "to run/roll", frequently found in names for rivers.... [more]
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.
Rumoi (River & Settlement) Japanese
Possibly derived from Ainu ルㇽモオッペ (rur-mo-ot-pe) meaning "river with quiet tides" or "river where the tide is deep". This is the name of a river and city in Japan.
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]
Satporopet (Political Subdivision, Region, Settlement & River) Ainu
The source of Sapporo, meaning “Dry, Great River” in reference to the Toyohira river.
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
Snezhnaya (River) Russian
The name of a river in Russia. Снежная means "snowy" in Russian, thus the river name literally means "snowy river".
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]
Tamesis (River) Brythonic (Latinized)
Derived from Proto-Celtic *tamēssa possibly meaning "dark". This was a Latin name for the English River Thames.
Tarlac (Political Subdivision, Settlement & River) Pampangan, Pangasinan, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Derived from Pampangan malatarlak referring to a type of grass. This is the name of a province of, as well as a city and river in, the Philippines.
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.
Tolovana (River) English (American)
The name of a river in Alaska, derived from Koyukon tolbaa no’ meaning "pale-water river".
Tom (River) Russian
"River" or "Dark"
Tonava (River) Finnish
Finnish form of Danube.