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.

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