When was Suriname named?

Generally Suriname was known as Dutch Guiana until gaining independence on November 25, 1975. But the name within the country was Suriname. Suriname is the Dutch spelling and reflects the pronunciation in Dutch as 'syri-nameh'.

Surinam is the spelling by the English settlers who founded the first colony at Marshall's Creek along the Suriname River in 1630. The name of the country is thought to come from the name of a group called Surinen who lived in the area before the arrival of Europeans.
Generally Suriname was known as Dutch Guiana until gaining independence on November 25, 1975. But the name within the country was Suriname. Suriname is the Dutch spelling and reflects the pronunciation in Dutch as 'syri-nameh'.

Surinam is the spelling by the English settlers who founded the first colony at Marshall's Creek along the Suriname River in 1630. The name of the country is thought to come from the name of a group called Surinen who lived in the area before the arrival of Europeans.