Mal: വെച്ചൂർ veccūr

‘Alluvial Village’  Village, Kerala

From Mal: vaikkam/vekka ‘deposits’, ‘alluvial ground’; and ūr, ‘town’, ‘city’.

The name suggests [see Vaikom (Ker)] that this was originally a seashore that has receded over time.

The village has given its name to the smallest breed of cow in the world [Bos indicus].

The cow is about 90cm tall and approximately 1m long.

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