Place Name SCHWYZ

TYPE: Settlement & Political Subdivision

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Old High German suedan "to burn" or possibly of Celtic origin. This is the name of a town (and a canton named for it) in central Switzerland.
VARIANTS: Schweiz (German), Switzerland (English), Suiza (Spanish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Schwytz, Suisse (French), Svitto, Svizzera (Italian), Switz (Medieval German), Schweiz (Swedish)
Entry added May 31, 2018