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Name - language and/or tribe: meaning
Cathlamet - Kathlamet: "stone."
Chelan - Chelan Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation: "deep water."
Chetzemoka - Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe: 1850s chief.
Chimacum - Honors the Chemakum tribe's gathering place, which is now the present day town of Chimacum near Port Townsend.
Elwha - Chinook dialect: "elk."
Issaquah - Sammamish/Snoqualmie Tribes, Lushootseed dialect: "place of the Squak People."
Kaleetan - Chinook dialect: "arrow."
Kennewick - Sah-ap-tin, Plains dialect: "winter paradise, winter haven, grassy place, grassy slope."
Kitsap - Suquamish Tribe, Lushootseed: Chief of the Suquamish Tribe in the 1800s.
Kittitas - A Central Washington tribe, part of the Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Nation.
Puyallup - Puyallup, Lushootseed: "generous people."
Salish - From Salishan: a group of people in the northwestern U.S. and lower mainland Canada who speak a common language.
Samish - Samish: "giving people."
Sealth - Duwamish/Suquamish Tribes: 1850s chief (Chief Seattle).
Spokane - Spokane, interior Salish: "children of the sun."
Suquamish - Southern Coast Salish Lushootseed: "people of the clear salt water."
Tacoma - Southern Lushootseed: "snowy mountain."
Tokitae - Coast Salish dialect: "nice day, pretty colors."
Tillikum - Chinook dialect: "friends, relatives."
Walla Walla - Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Nation: "place of many waters."
Wenatchee - Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation: "river flowing from canyon."
Yakima - Yakama: "to become peopled; black bears; runaway; people of the narrow river."
Evergreen State - Washington state nickname. This ferry was retired from the fleet in 2017.
Hiyu - Chinook dialect: "plenty." This ferry was retired from the fleet in 2017.
Klahowya - Chinook dialect: "greetings." This ferry was retired from the fleet in 2017.