How did the river Trent get its name?
from a Celtic word meaning flooding, or a Romano-British word Trisantona meaning a great thoroughfare
The river Trent at 185 miles long, flowing through Stoke-on-Trent, Lichfield, Derby, Nottingham and Newark-on-Trent. Its source is Knypersley near Biddulph, Staffordshire and its mouth is the Humber Estuary. This is a very detailed and succinct answer. However, the Trent is the third longest river after the Severn and the Thames.