How did Dominica get its name?

Chris Columbus discovered her on a Sunday and named her after Sunday. The Caribs named her Wiatukubuli but that was disregarded when Columbus arrived.

Dominica got its name from Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he reached the island on a Sunday. The Kalinagos (formerly Carib Indians) call the island "Waitukubuli" which means "Tall is her body" because of the several mountain peaks.