Place Name SPAIN

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

Derived from Hispania, the Latin name of the Iberian Peninsula, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from Punic I-Shaphan meaning "land of the rabbits".
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hispania (Ancient Roman), Espainia (Basque), Espanya (Catalan), Spanien (Danish), Spanje (Dutch), Espagne (French), España (Galician), Spanien (German), Spagna (Italian), España (Spanish), Spanien (Swedish)
Entry updated July 2, 2017