Origin Notes and History:
Adopted in 1935 on Geological Survey sheet 311A, Stikine River Area.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Possibly from the Nisgha Indian word meaning "stinking", otherwise of unknown origin.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997