Stour is a common river name in southern England, of uncertain origin. The name may be from Old English, perhaps from styrian, "to stir or move", or as has been suggested form a word for "fierce one". A pre-English origin is also possible; O G S Crawford noted two tributaries of the River Po near Turin in Italy named Sture.
River Stour may refer to:
- River Stour, Dorset
- River Stour, Kent (or "Great Stour"), with tributaries
- East Stour
- Little Stour
- River Stour, Suffolk, forming the border of Suffolk and Essex
- River Stour, Warwickshire
- River Stour, Worcestershire
- O.G.S. Crawford, "Celtic place-names in England", The Archaeological Journal (British Archaeological Association) 2nd ser. 27 1920:144
- Richard Coates, "Stour and Blyth as English river-names" English Language and Linguistics 10 Cambridge University Press (2006:23-29).
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