About This Site
Behind the Place Name
is a website for learning about all aspects of place names
. Its scope
is broad: all place names from all cultures and periods are eligible to be included in the main name database
. There are currently 1,452 names in the database (and additionally 2,067 in the submitted name database
), a fraction of what the scope entails. There's still much work to be done.
This site was created in 2011 by Mike Campbell as an offshoot of Behind the Name. I hope you enjoy your visit here!
About names and etymology
Instructions and help
Frequently asked questions about this site
Statistics about the names in the database
Bug Bounty Program