List of lakes named after people

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

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  1. ^ Three Hills Rural Community Group (1970). As the years go by.. (Volume 1 ed.). Three Hills, Alberta, Canada: D.W. Friesen and Sons Ltd. p. 223. 
  2. ^ "History of the Queen Mary Reservoir - Village Matters". Village Matters. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Queen Mother Reservoir - some aspects of its design and construction" (PDF). Retrieved 19 October 2017.