The Sahwave Mountains are located east of Winnemucca Lake and west of Granite Springs Valley.<ref>"Nevada," National Map Company, 1927.</ref> At one time, the Sahwave Naval Gunnery Range was in operation.
Carlson writes that the name was placed by the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel and it based on the Northern Paiute word for sage, "sah-wav"<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary," p. 208.</ref>.
- Granite Range (1894, Rp. 1923) (UNR) shows the Sahwave Mountains
- Variant: "Granite Range," Citation: "McLane, Alvin R. 'Silent Cordilleras, The Mountain Ranges of Nevada' Reno: Camp Nevada Monograph Number 4, 1978, 118 pp. Descriptions of the mountain ranges of Nevada, including alternate names and history. p77"
- Variant: "Granite Springs Range," Citation "Original township survey plats, published in the 1800's. 1925"
- Variant: "Juniper Mountains" Citation: "Citation Unknown p77"
- Variant: "Juniper Range" Citation: "Lincoln, Francis Church. Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada. Verdi, Nev.: Nevada Newsletter Publishing Co., 1923, 295 pp. Lengthy discussion of mining districts in Nevada, their various names, their history, and their mineral resources. p208"
- Variant: "Sahwuve Mountains," Citation: "Data from the National Atlas Data Base. This abridged version of the GNIS lists those entries found in the index of the USGS National Atlas of the United States of America as well as the entries for features that would be displayed on topographic maps at the scale of 1:250,000."
- Variant: "Shawave Mountains," Citation: "US Public Law - Congressional Record - include year law was passed. Use code US-T120. Lovelock/1970"