Lox Yeo River
The river was once known simply as the Lox. The name appears to be of Celtic origin, and means either "winding stream" or "bright one". The name 'Yeo' is a common name for rivers in Somerset and Devon, from the Old English Ea meaning just 'river'.
- Ekwall, Eilert: 'English River Names' (Oxford University Press, 1928)
- Breeze, A.: Review of 'The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names'] (2007)