Chelan

Chelan is the name of a county in Washington which gets its name from a nearby lake. The name itself comes from a Chelan Indian word, Tsi-laan, meaning “deep water”. Chelān چلان is also the name of a few villages in Iran. According to Google Translate it means moon but I’m not confident in its accuracy, especially since…

Rialta

Rialta is a female name as well as an Irish word, the anglicized form of ríagalta meaning “regular, habitual; bound by rule”. It’s also a feminine form of Rialto, the name of a city in Venice. It comes from Rivoaltus meaning “high bank” or “deep river” made up from rivo, the Italian word for “stream, bank, shore, brook” from Latin rīvus derived…

Devon

Devon is the name of a county in England which derives its name from a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area known as the Dumnonii which is made up from Proto-Celtic *dubno- meaning “deep” or “world” and *nanto meaning “stream” or “valley” so the name would mean “deep valley” or “deep stream”. It may also be a variant spelling…