Do you know what a swamp is?
Well, if not we are here to help! Put simply, a swamp is a forested wetland.
Freshwater swamps can be found along huge waterways or lakes and their existence relies on a supply of water and occasional flooding. Swamps are one of three types of wetlands, along with bogs and marshes. People often confuse swamps and marshes, but the main difference between the two is that you won't find trees in a marsh, but swamps are forested. These words are, however, often used interchangeably, with marsh or bog being used as another word for swamp.
Famous Swamps In Fiction
If you are searching for some names of swamps in fiction, this is the perfect list of swamps that you are looking for.
1. Limberlost Swamp, a fictional swamp that featured in the famous novel 'Freckles' by American author and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter.
2. Black Swamp, a fictional swamp featured in the book 'At The Edge Of The Orchard' by Tracy Chevalier. This book includes a real swamp that covered a lot of Ohio and depicts those living in and close to it.
3. Norfolk Marshes, a fictional swamp featured in 'Ruth Galloway' by Elly Griffiths. In this novel, the Norfolk Marshes play an important role.
4. Fishbourne Marsh, a fictional swamp featured in 'The Taxidermist’s Daughter', a book published in 1912.
5. Bath Swamplands, a fictional swamp featured in the famous book named 'The Misbegotten' by Katherine Webb.
6. Sussex Marshlands, one of the fictional swamps featured in 'Tidelands' by Philippa Gregory.
7. Louisiana Swamps, a fictional marsh featured in an episode of the TV show 'Survivorman'.
8. Deadwood Swamp, a fictional bog featured in the film named 'The Adventures Of Milo And Otis'.
9. Dead Marshes, a fictional swamp featured in 'The Lord Of The Rings'.
Famous Swamps In Real Life
The most famous real-life swamp is the Everglades in Florida, which is the state best known for swamps in the US. If you are looking for the name of some famous swamps in real life, this is the perfect place for you.
10. Okefenokee Swamp, found in southwest Georgia, not far from the Florida border.
11. Bangweulu Swamps, one of the world's most incredible wetlands.
12. Mare Aux Songes, the Mare Aux Songes swamp area is found near the ocean in south-eastern Mauritius.
13. Niger Delta, found under the Niger River.
14. Okavango Swamp, the Okavango Delta in Botswana is a muggy inland swamp.
15. Sudd, a tremendous swamp in South Sudan.
16. Asmat Swamp, a wetland on the southern shoreline of New Guinea.
17. Candaba Swamp, a swamp located in the Philippines.
18. Mangrove Swamp, a mangrove swamp is a wetland filled with specifically mangrove trees.
19. Myristica Swamp, a freshwater swamp filled with myristica.
20. Ratargul Swamp Forest, a freshwater swamp woodland located in Bangladesh.
21. Sundarbans, a mangrove zone connected to the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.
22. Vasyugan Swamp, the biggest swamp in the northern half of the globe.
23. Black Alder Swamp, a swamp filled with these type of trees in the family Betulaceae.
24. Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, located around 30 mi (48 km) west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and 1 mi (1.6 km) east of Krotz Springs. It is in the lower Atchafalaya Basin, the biggest swamp in the US.
25. Big Cypress National Preserve, is a United States National Preserve area situated in south Florida.
26. Barley Barber Swamp, a famous swamp area in Florida.
27. Cache River, a 92 mi (148 km) long stream in southernmost Illinois, in a district sometimes called Little Egypt.
28. Caddo Lake, one of the famous swamps in Louisiana.
29. Congaree Swamp, situated in South Carolina, United States.
30. Everglades, a natural region of tropical wetlands in Florida, United States.
31. First Landing State Park, a swamp located in Virginia, United States.
32. Great Black Swamp, located in Indiana and Ohio, United States.
33. Great Cypress Swamp, also called the Great Pocomoke Swamp.
34. Great Dismal Swamp, located in North Carolina and Virginia, United States.
35. Caribbean Lowlands, a plains region alongside Central American countries.
36. Esteros Del Ibera, located in Argentina.
37. Lahuen Nadi, situated in Chile.
38. Pantanal, the biggest flooded grassland in the world.
39. Parana Delta, found in Argentina.
40. Reelfoot Lake, found in the northwest of the U.S.
Different Names For Swamps
Swamps, marshes, and bogs are three types of wetlands. If you are looking for ideas for a fantasy swamp name, this is a perfect list for you.
41. Bog (Irish origin) means 'wet, soft, spongy ground with soil chiefly composed of decaying vegetable matter'. It is one of the other words for swamp.
42. Marshland (English origin) means 'tract of water soaked or partially flooded land'.
43. Morass (French origin) means 'marsh'.
44. Mud (German origin) means 'moist, soft earth'.
45. Quagmire (English origin) means 'bog, marsh'.
46. Fen (English origin) means 'mud, mire, dirt, or marsh'.
47. Glade (English origin) means 'shining, a gleam of light' and 'a grassy land without trees'.
48. Mire (Scandinavian origin) means 'bog, swamp'. This is a swamp synonym.
49. Flood (English origin) means 'the flowing in of the tide'.
50. Wetland (English origin) means 'areas where water covers the soil'.
51. Marsh (Anglo-Saxon origin) means 'topographical name for a person living by or in a fen'.
52. Everglades (English origin) means 'grassy open place'.
53. Inundate (Latin origin) means 'to overflow, run over'.
54. Deluge (French origin) means 'wash away'.
55. Swampland (French origin) means 'the land that is wet and is partly covered with water'.
56. Wetlands (English origin) means 'areas where water covers the soil'.
57. Creek (French origin) means 'narrow inlet in a coastline'.
58. Lagoon (Italian origin) means 'pond, lake'.
59. Bayou (English origin) means 'small stream'.
60. Drench (English origin) means 'to submerge, sink'.
Ideas For Funny Swamp Names
Below is a list of ideas for funny swamp names and fantasy swamp names.
61. Deluge (French origin) means 'an overflowing of water'.
62. Moor (English origin) means 'an expanse of open rolling infertile land'.
63. Marish (French origin) means 'growing in bogs or marshes'.
64. Cattail (English origin) means 'tall reedy marsh plant'.
65. Tule (English origin) means 'a tall sedge'.
66. Fenland (English origin) means 'an area of the low often marshy ground'.
67. Salina (English origin) means 'moon' and 'salt marsh'.
68. Muskeg (English origin) means 'grassy swamp'.
69. Polder (Dutch origin) means 'a tract of low land'.
70. Paludal (Latin origin) means 'marsh'.
71. Miasma (Greek origin) means 'pollution'.
72. Engulf (French origin) means 'to flow over and enclose'.
73. Soak (English origin) means 'be immersed in water or another liquid'.
74. Quag (English origin) means 'marshy spot'.
75. Muddy (English origin) means 'abounding in or covered with mud'.
76. Deep (English origin) means 'low in pitch, grave'.
77. Salting (English origin) means 'land flooded regularly by tides'.
78. Sump (German origin) means 'marsh, morass'.
79. Slough (German origin) means 'ditch'.
80. Quicksand (Latin origin) means 'colloid consisting of fine granular material'.
81. Fenny (Indian origin) means 'cool'.
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