Mal: ഒറ്റപ്പാലം oṟṟappālaṁ

‘Single Bridge’   Town, Kerala

From Mal: oṟṟa, ott(r)a, ‘single’, ‘one’; and pālam, ‘bridge (over a river)’.

The Ottappalam-Mayannur bridges stretches 0.71km across the Bharathapuzha river.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.