Origin Notes and History:
Adopted 2 January 1923 on Ottawa file OBF 0714.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Indian word meaning 'at the head of the lake' (Ok 3: 18-19) or 'creek which loses itself in the lake' (Albert Millar)." (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1948, citing their 3rd Report and advice from resident Millar, respectively)
Source: included with note
Headwaters 49 07 - 119 21 on 82E/3.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa