Big Bend was named from its location on a meander of the Bayou Des Glaises.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Bend, Louisiana
- ^ Leeper, Clare D'Artois (19 October 2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-8071-4740-5.
Coordinates: 31°04′26″N 91°47′31″W / 31.07389°N 91.79194°W