Here Are 5 Weird Utah Town Names You Probably Can't Pronounce

By Ginny Reese

April 30, 2021

Family Admiring a Panoramic Scene Above a Mountain Lake - Lake Mary in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah

Utah is the home of many towns with unique names.

Seemingly everyone knows the names of popular cities such as Salt Lake City, Park City, or St. George. There are definitely some smaller places, however, that have names that are a bit unbelievable, reported ABC 4.

Here are five Utah town names you probably can't pronounce correctly:


Located on the Wasatch Front in Salt Lake City, this town is actually pronounced "o-quir."


This town name has a pronunciation that isn't anywhere close to what you'd think. Tooele is actually pronounces "too-wil-a."


This town name, pronounced "we-bur," is located in Northern Utah.


I know, it looks like "du-ches-ne." It's not. Duchesne is actually pronounced "du-shane."


This one is just too long to even try without guidance. To make it easier, the last "o" should sound like an "e." This is pronounced "timp-ah-no-ges." But, just do like all the other locals and call it "Timp."

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