What’s in a name?

Gold Coast Indigenous named suburbs and meanings ( Yugambeh Language) .

Tallebudgera – meaning  good fish and derived from talle meaning fish and budgeree meaning good, mean rotten or decaying wood.

Pimpama – means freshwater crayfish(lobby), however it is really derived from the word Peempeema which means the place of the peewee, corruption for bimbinbah, an Aboriginal word meaning place of the soldier bird.

Currumbin – means high up or place where high trees grow or, derived from kurrohmin, meaning kangaroo

Numinbah – means hold tight country from nyummin meaning tight, for the Aboriginals believed that the narrow valley held the mountains together,  place of devils, N’yumminbah, the small midjim palm or walking stick palm.

Coombabah – meaning – Koomboobah meaning place of the cobra worms, Koombabah meaning place of turtles, meaning home of turtles, or a pocket of land


Bundall- meaning prickly vine called cockspur