What is the meaning of Everest?
The official Nepalese name for Mount Everest is Sagarmatha which means 'Mother of the Universe'
The official Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma or Chomolungma which means 'Goddess Mother of the World'
The Nepali name of Mt. Everest is 'Sagarmatha' (sagar means sky and matha means head) meaning 'sky head' or literally mean 'Goddess of the Sky'. The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma which mean 'mother of the universe' or 'Goddess mother of the Earth'. The Chinese name is Mount Qomolangma
In 1802 the British decided to document the highest mountains in the world, the Surveyor General of India at the time, Andrew Waugh, "discovered" Everest and wanted to know its name for the recordings, he found that in had multiple names, ranging from "Sargarmatha" meaning "mother of the Universe" to "Chomulangma" meaning "Goddess of Snows" Waugh then had to either choose one, or make up his own. He decided on the latter and named it…