Welcome to EverybodyWiki 😃 ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Log in or ➕👤 create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a 🏭 company page or a 👨👩 bio (yours ?)...

List of lakes named after people

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki

This is a list of notable lakes named after people. It details the name of the lake or reservoir, its location and eponym.

Lake or reservoir Location Country/continent Eponym
Boone Lake Tennessee United States Daniel Boone[citation needed]
Burnaby Lake British Columbia Canada Robert Burnaby[citation needed]
Capilano Lake British Columbia Canada Joe Capilano[citation needed]
Cass Lake Michigan United States Lewis Cass[1]
Cass Lake Minnesota United States Lewis Cass[citation needed]
Cordell Hull Lake Tennessee United States Cordell Hull[citation needed]
Elvis Presley Lake Mississippi United States Elvis Presley[2]
Lake DeForest New York United States Henry L. deForest, president of Hackensack Water Company[3]:195–213
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake Washington United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt[citation needed]
Garibaldi Lake British Columbia Canada Giuseppe Garibaldi[citation needed]
Glenn Cunningham Lake Nebraska United States Glenn C. Cunningham[citation needed]
King George V Reservoir England United Kingdom George V of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
King George VI Reservoir England United Kingdom George VI of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lac Saint-Jean Quebec Canada Jean de Quen[citation needed]
Lake Albert Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo Prince Albert[citation needed]
Lake Amadeus Northern Territory Australia Amadeo I of Spain[citation needed]
Lake Barkley Kentucky United States Alben Barkley[citation needed]
Lake Brunner South Island New Zealand Thomas Brunner[citation needed]
Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Burley Griffin[4]
Lake Burton Georgia United States Jeremiah Burton[citation needed]
Lake Carnegie New Jersey United States Andrew Carnegie[citation needed]
Lake Flannigan King Island Tasmania, Australia Michael John Flannigan[citation needed]
Lake Francis Case South Dakota United States Francis H. Case[citation needed]
Lake Champlain Canada-United States Samuel de Champlain[citation needed]
Lake Pueyrredón/Cochrane South America Chile-Argentina Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald[citation needed] (Chile)
Lake Stanley Draper Oklahoma United States Stanley draper[citation needed]
Lake Drummond Virginia United States William Drummond[citation needed]
Lake Edward Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo Edward VII of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake George Minnesota United States George Arbuckle[citation needed], surveyor
Lake George Florida United States George III of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake George New York United States George II of Great Britain[citation needed]
Lake George Uganda George V of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake George New South Wales Australia George III of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Lake Buenos Aires/General Carrera South America Chile-Argentina José Miguel Carrera[citation needed] (Chile)
Lake Giulietti/Lake Afrera Ethiopia Giuseppe Maria Giulietti[citation needed]
Lake Gunn South Island New Zealand Davy Gunn[citation needed], a pioneer of the local tramping tourism industry
Lake Harriet Minnesota United States Harriet Lovejoy[citation needed]
Lake Hayes South Island New Zealand D. Hay[citation needed] rather than Captain "Bully" Hayes
Lake Herman South Dakota United States Herman Luce[citation needed]
Lake Hoare Victoria Land Antarctica R.A. Hoare[citation needed], physicist
Lake W. R. Holway Oklahoma United States W. R. Holway[citation needed]
Robert S. Kerr Reservoir Oklahoma United States Senator Robert S. Kerr[citation needed]
Lake Lanier Georgia United States Sidney Lanier[citation needed]
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Texas United States Lyndon B. Johnson[citation needed]
Lake Mahinerangi South Island New Zealand Olive Mahinerangi Barnett, daughter of William Barnett, mayor of Dunedin (1911–1912)[citation needed]
Lake Mead Nevada-Arizona United States Elwood Mead[citation needed]
Lake Muhlenberg Pennsylvania United States Henry Muhlenberg[citation needed]
Lake Nasser North Africa Egypt-Sudan Gamal Abdel Nasser[citation needed]
Lake Overholser Oklahoma United States Ed Overholser[citation needed], Mayor of Oklahoma City
Lake Pat Cleburne Texas United States Patrick Cleburne[citation needed]
Lake Presidente Ríos Chile Juan Antonio Ríos Morales[citation needed]
Lake Powell Utah-Arizona United States John Wesley Powell[citation needed]
Lake Rhoda Colorado United States Rhoda Krasner[citation needed]
Lake Simcoe Ontario Canada John Simcoe[5]
Lake Strom Thurmond Georgia-South Carolina United States Strom Thurmond[citation needed]
Lake Victoria Africa Queen Victoria[citation needed]
Lake Washington Washington United States George Washington[citation needed]
Mark Twain Lake Missouri United States Mark Twain[citation needed]
Nordenskjöld Lake Chile Otto Nordenskiöld[citation needed]
Norris Lake Tennessee United States George Norris
Lake O'Higgins/San Martín Chile-Argentina Bernardo O'Higgins[citation needed] (Chile) / José de San Martín[citation needed] (Argentina)
Percy Priest Lake Tennessee United States Percy Priest[citation needed]
Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir England United Kingdom Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom[citation needed]
Queen Mary Reservoir England United Kingdom Mary of Teck[6]
Queen Mother Reservoir England United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother[7]
Raymond Gary Lake Oklahoma United States Raymond Gary[citation needed]
Richard B. Russell Lake Georgia-South Carolina United States Richard Brevard Russell, Jr.[citation needed]
St. John's Lough County Leitrim Ireland John the Baptist[citation needed]
Theodore Roosevelt Lake Arizona United States Theodore Roosevelt[citation needed]
Toews Lake Manitoba Canada Jonathan Toews[citation needed]
Walter F. George Lake Alabama-Georgia United States Walter F. George[citation needed]
Waughop Lake Washington United States John Wesley Waughop[citation needed], former superintendent of the State Hospital for the Insane
Wes Watkins Reservoir Oklahoma United States Congressman Wes Watkins[citation needed]
Wolfgangsee Salzkammergut Austria Wolfgang of Regensburg[citation needed]

Former names[edit]

  • Hitlersee - now Jezioro Turawskie (Lake Turawskie), Poland
  • Lake Margherita - now Lake Abaya, Ethiopia - named after Margherita of Savoy[citation needed], wife of King Umberto I of Italy
  • Lake Maury - now The Mariners' Lake, Virginia, United States - named after Matthew Fontaine Maury[citation needed]
  • Lake Rudolf - now Lake Turkana, Ethiopia - named after Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria[citation needed]
  • Lake Calhoun - now Bde Maka Ska, Minnesota, United States - named after John C. Calhoun[citation needed], former Vice President of the United States

See also[edit]

  • List of eponyms
  • List of places named after people


  1. "Cass Lake, Michigan, USA".
  2. Moore, William (November 22, 2014). "Elvis Presley Lake Open for Business". Daily Journal.
  3. Leiby, Adrian C. (1969), The Hackensack Water Company, 1869-1969, In collaboration with Nancy Wichman, Bergen County Historical Society, ASIN B0006C01Q0, OCLC 13847.
  4. Lake Burley Griffin Fact Sheet, National Capital Authority, retrieved 2 August 2020
  5. "Lake Simcoe Watershed". Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  6. "History of the Queen Mary Reservoir - Village Matters". Village Matters. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  7. "The Queen Mother Reservoir - some aspects of its design and construction" (PDF). geplus.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

This article "List of lakes named after people" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:List of lakes named after people. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.