The origin of our name Liverpool


Where did the name of our city come from, nobody knows?

It is obvious were the name pool came from because thats were the river flows

Its the liver thats makes us all a little confused

Is it the Scandinavians with litherpul which means inlet around a marsh?

or did the Welsh name us Llyvrpul which means a meeting of two streams?

Lyrpul was the name of the Mersey estuary

and the name has evolved throughout the years

were we originally called Litherpul, Lyvrepol, Lyverpole, Leerpool or Leverpool ?

these names keep the experts on their toes

were did the name Liverpool come from nobody knows?

By Suzanne Rogers