Wallowa


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Nez Perce

Meaning: “Winding water.”

Pronunciation: (wah-LOH-wah)

Nicknames: Walla, Lowa

Detail: Wallowa is derived from a Nez Perce word for “winding water”. The journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition record the name of the Wallowa River as Wil-le-wah.

Olallie


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Chinook (A Native American people inhabiting the Pacific Northwest)

Meaning: “Berries.”

Pronunciation: (oh-LAH-leh); (oh-LAH-lee)

Nicknames: Olla, Olli, Lali, Lala

Detail: The Olallieberry is grown mainly on the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada. This cross between a Youngberry and a Loganberry has a distinctive, sweet flavor and resembles a large, elongated Blackberry. It’s delicious both fresh and cooked and makes excellent jams and jellies.

Variations:

  • Olalla
  • Olallie