The origin of the name Canyon is not clear. The name Canyon could be derived from the English word “canyon”, which in turn is of ancient Greek origin. However, the name Canyon could also be of Spanish origin.
Canyon means “small reed” (from ancient Greek “kánnā/κᾰ́ννᾱ” = giant reed/reed mat). This meaning relates to the plants that grow on canyons. Derived from the Spanish word “cañón”, the name Canyon means “gorge” or “tube”.
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