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AARLE   (Settlement)   Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of various towns in the Netherlands.
ACHTERBERG   (Settlement)   Low German
The name of various villages and estates in the Netherlands and Germany, derived from Low German achter "behind" and berg "mountain, hill".
ACHTHOVEN   (Settlement)   Dutch
Means "eight gardens" in Dutch. This is the name of various towns in the Netherlands.
ÁFRICA   (Region)   Spanish
Spanish form of AFRICA.
AFRICA   (Region)   English, Ancient Roman
Of Latin origin, possibly from the Afri people who lived near Carthage in North Africa.
ALBANIA   (Region & Country)   Late Roman, English, Spanish, Italian
Medieval Latin name for the region which was once occupied by the Illyrian tribe called Albanoi. This is the name of a country in the Balkans.
ALBANIE   (Country)   French
French form of ALBANIA.
ALEMANHA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ALEMANNIA, used as the Portuguese name of Germany.
ALEMANIA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of ALEMANNIA, used as the Spanish name of Germany.
ALEMANNIA   (Region)   Ancient Roman
Latin name for the lands where the Alemanni lived. The Alemanni were a confederation of Germanic tribes who lived around the upper Rhine river in the time of the Roman Empire.
ALLEMAGNE   (Country)   French
French form of ALEMANNIA, used as the French name of Germany.
AL-QAHIRAH   (Settlement)   Arabic
Arabic form of CAIRO.
ALTENA   (Settlement)   Dutch
Possibly means "close, near" in Dutch. This is the name of a town in the Netherlands.
AMERICA   (Region & Country)   English
From the name of the explorer AMERIGO Vespucci (1451-1512).
ANATOLIA   (Region)   Ancient Greek
From Greek ανατολη (anatole) meaning "sunrise", a term used by the Greeks to refer to the peninsula to the east (modern Turkey).
ANGEL   (Region)   Danish
Possibly derived from Germanic roots meaning "narrow, tight, tapering" or "hook". This is the name of a peninsula in northern Germany near Denmark, the original home of the Germanic tribe the Angles.
ANGELN   (Region)   German
German form of ANGEL.
ANGLAE TERRA   (Country)   Late Roman
Late Latin form of ENGLAND (a translation, meaning "land of the Angles").
ANGLETERRE   (Country)   French
French form of ANGLAE TERRA, used as the French name of England.
ANGLIA   (Country & Region)   Late Roman
Late Latin form of ENGLAND (and also of ANGEL).
ANNESLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English anne "alone, solitary" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Nottinghamshire.
ANSLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Warwickshire.
APELDOORN   (Settlement)   Dutch
Means "apple tree" in Dutch. This is the name of a city in the Netherlands.
APPLEBY   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Old English æppel "apple" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement". This is the name of towns in England.
APPLETON   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Old English æppeltun "orchard". This is the name of towns in England.
AQUINO   (Settlement)   Italian
Derived from Latin aqua meaning "water". This is the name of a town in Italy.
ARARAT   (Mountain)   Armenian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Near Eastern
From the name of the ancient kingdom of Urartu. This is the name of a mountain in Turkey (formerly part of Armenia).
ARENDONK   (Settlement)   Dutch
Derived from Dutch arend "eagle" and donk "hill". This is the name of a city in northern Belgium.
ASHLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English æsc "ash tree" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of various towns in England.
ASHWORTH   (Settlement)   English
From Old English æsc "ash tree" and worþ "enclosure". This was the name of a town in Lancashire.
ASIA   (Region)   English, Italian, Ancient Greek
Perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east".
ASÍS   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish form of ASSISI.
ASISIUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of ASSISI.
ASSENDORP   (Settlement)   Dutch
From Dutch es meaning "ash tree" (plural essen) and dorp meaning "village". This is the name of a city in the Netherlands.
ASSISE   (Settlement)   French
French form of ASSISI.
ASSISI   (Settlement)   Italian, English, German
From Latin Asisium, which is of unknown, possibly pre-Latin, origin. This is the name of a city in central Italy.
ASTON   (Settlement)   English
From Old English east "east" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of many towns in England.
ASTURIAS   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish
Possibly derived from Basque asta "rock" and ur "water". This was the name of an 8th to 10th-century kingdom of northern Iberia. It is now the name of a Spanish province.
AUDLEY   (Settlement)   English
Means "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English. This is the name of a village in Staffordshire, England.
AUSTRALIA   (Region & Country)   English
Derived from Latin australis meaning "southern".
AYTON   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Old English ea "river" or eg "island" combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of towns in Berwickshire and North Yorkshire.
BAARD   (Settlement)   Frisian
Possibly from a given name which was a variant of BERT. This is the name of a town in Frisia in the Netherlands.
BABILI   (Settlement)   Akkadian
Akkadian form of BABYLON.
BABILÓNIA   (Settlement)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BABYLON.
BABILONIA   (Settlement)   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of BABYLON.
BABYLON   (Settlement)   English, German, Dutch, Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Akkadian Babili, which is of uncertain meaning. It is often explained as meaning "gateway of God", from Akkadian babu "gate" and ilu "God", though it may in fact derive from a non-Semitic language. This was the name of a major city in ancient Mesopotamia, the capital of the Babylonian Empire. It was located in present-day Iraq.
BABYLONE   (Settlement)   French
French form of BABYLON.
BADALOCUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of BAGGIO.
BAGGIO   (Settlement)   Italian
From Latin Badalocum meaning "watch place". This is the name of an Italian town, now a district of Milan.
BAGLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English bagga "bag, badger" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of various towns in England.
BALGARIYA   (Country)   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of BULGARIA.
BARDSLEY   (Settlement)   English
From the Old English name BEORNRÆD and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a village near Manchester.
BAVARIA   (Political Subdivision)   English, Late Roman
From Late Latin Baiovarii, the name of a Germanic tribe, named after an earlier Gaulish tribe the Boii. This is the name of a state in Germany (called Bayern in German).
BAVIERA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of BAVARIA.
BAYERN   (Political Subdivision)   German
German form of BAVARIA.
BECSKE   (Settlement)   Hungarian
Possibly derived from the Hungarian given name BENEDEK. This is the name of a small town in Hungary.
BEERS   (Settlement)   Dutch
Possibly from Dutch baar meaning "bar". This is the name of a town in the Netherlands (plus a smaller one in Frisia).
BEESLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English beos "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". This was the name of a hamlet or farm in Lancashire, England.
BEGBIE   (Settlement)   Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse name BAGGI and býr meaning "farm, settlement". This is the name of a small town in East Lothian, Scotland.
BENTLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English beonet "bent grass" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of several English towns.
BENTON   (Settlement)   English
From Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure". This is the name of towns in England.
BERGAMO   (Settlement)   Italian, English
From Latin Bergomum, possibly from a Celtic word meaning "mountain". This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
BERGOMUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of BERGAMO.
BERLIN   (Settlement)   German
City in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp.
BEVERLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English beofor "beaver" and (possibly) licc "stream". This is the name of a city in eastern England.
BLACKBURN   (Settlement)   English
From Old English blæc "black" and burna "stream". This is the name of a city in Lancashire, England.
BLAKESLEY   (Settlement)   English
From the Old English byname Blæcwulf "black wolf" combined with leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a city in Northamptonshire.
BLIDWORTH   (Settlement)   English
From the Old English byname Blīþa "happy, blithe" and worþ "enclosure". This is the name of a town in Nottinghamshire, England.
BLOXHAM   (Settlement)   English
From the Old English byname Blocca and ham "home, homestead". This is the name of a town in Oxfordshire.
BOHÊME   (Region)   French
French form of BOHEMIA.
BOHEMIA   (Region)   English, Spanish, Late Roman
From Latin Boiohaemum, from the name of the Gaulish tribe the Boii combined with Germanic heim "home". This is the name of a historical region within the Czech Republic. The region is called Čechy in Czech, while the country is called Česko.
BÖHMEN   (Region)   German
German form of BOHEMIA.
BOHON   (Settlement)   French
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in Manche, France.
BOIOHAEMUM   (Region)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of BOHEMIA (mentioned in Tacitus' 1st-century book 'Germania').
BOLGARIYA   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of BULGARIA.
BOLÍVIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BOLIVIA.
BOLIVIA   (Country)   Spanish, English, Italian
From the surname BOLÍVAR, in honour of the revolutionary Simón Bolívar. This is the name of a country in South America.
BOLIVIE   (Country)   French
French form of BOLIVIA.
BOLIVIEN   (Country)   German
German form of BOLIVIA.
BOLL   (Settlement)   German
From Middle High German meaning "hill". This is the name of several towns in Germany.
BOLOGNA   (Settlement)   Italian, English, German
From Latin Bononia, possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "settlement". This is the name of a city in northern italy.
BOLOGNE   (Settlement)   French
French form of BOLOGNA.
BOLONIA   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish form of BOLOGNA.
BONONIA   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of BOLOGNA.
BRACKENRIG   (Settlement)   Scots
From Middle English braken meaning "bracken" (via Old Norse brækni) and rigg meaning "ridge" (via Old Norse hryggr). This is the name of several Scottish towns.
BRADFORD   (Settlement)   English
From Old English brad "broad" and ford "ford, river crossing". This is the name of a city in West Yorkshire, as well as several other towns.
BRADLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English brad "broad" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of several towns in England.
BRASIL   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of BRAZIL.
BRASILE   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of BRAZIL.
BRASILIEN   (Country)   German
German form of BRAZIL.
BRAZIL   (Country)   English
From the name of a type of tree, called pau-brasil in Portuguese (brazilwood in English). It may ultimately derive from Portuguese brasa meaning "ember". This is the name of a country in South America.
BRAZILIË   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of BRAZIL.
BREIZH   (Region)   Breton
Breton form of BRITAIN and BRITTANY. Great Britain is called Breizh-Veur in Breton.
BRÉSIL   (Country)   French
French form of BRAZIL.
BRETAGNA   (Region)   Italian
Italian form of BRITAIN and BRITTANY. Great Britain is called Gran Bretagna in Italian.
BRETAGNE   (Region)   French, German
French form of Britannia (see BRITAIN). In French this typically refers to the region known as Brittany in France, while Great Britain is called Grande-Bretagne.
BRETAIGNE   (Region)   Medieval French
Old French form of Britannia (see BRITAIN).
BRETAÑA   (Region)   Spanish
Spanish form of BRITAIN and BRITTANY. Great Britain is called Gran Bretaña in Spanish.
BRISTOL   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in southwest England, derived from Old English Brycgstow meaning "the site of the bridge".
BRITAIN   (Region)   English
From Britannia, the Latin name for the island of Great Britain, the land of the Britons. It derives from the name of the Britons, recorded in Greek in the 4th century BC as Πρεττανικη (Prettanike), and reconstructed as Proto-Brythonic *Priteni, possibly meaning "tattooed people".
BRITANNIA   (Region)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of BRITAIN.
BRITANNIEN   (Region)   German
German form of BRITAIN.
BRITTANY   (Region)   English
From Britannia (see BRITAIN). This is the name of a region in northwestern France, so called because many Britons settled there after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It had earlier been called Armorica. In the Middle Ages it was sometimes called Britannia Minor to distinguish it from the island of Great Britain. In French, both the island and the region are called Bretagne.
BRODIE   (Settlement)   English
Probably from Gaelic broth meaning "ditch, mire". This is the name of an estate and castle in Moray, Scotland.
BROOKLYN   (Settlement)   English
Name of a borough of New York City, originally derived from Dutch Breukelen meaning "broken land".
BUCKLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English bucc "buck, male deer" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a few minor towns in England.
BUDA   (Settlement)   Hungarian
Possibly from the given name BLEDA (which belonged to the brother of Attila the Hun). This was the name of a Hungarian city on the west bank of the Danube. Today it is a part of Budapest, having merged with Pest in 1873.
BUDAPEST   (Settlement)   Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Combination of BUDA and PEST, two cities that merged in 1873. This is the name of the capital city of Hungary.
BULGARIA   (Country)   Late Roman, English, Spanish, Italian
From the name of the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed". This is the name of a country in southeastern Europe.
BULGARIE   (Country)   French
French form of BULGARIA.
BULGARIEN   (Country)   German
German form of BULGARIA.
BURNHAM   (Settlement)   English
From Old English burna "stream, spring" and ham "home". This is the name of several towns in England.
BURTON   (Settlement)   English
From Old English burg "fortress, castle" and tun "enclosure". This is the name of several English towns.
BUSTILLO   (Settlement)   Spanish
From a diminutive of Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture". This is the name of towns in Spain.
BUSTO   (Settlement)   Spanish, Italian
From Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture". This is the name of several towns in Spain and Italy.
CAIATIA   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of CAIAZZO.
CAIAZZO   (Settlement)   Italian
From Latin Caiatia, a derivative of the given name CAIUS. This is the name of a city near Naples.
CAIRO   (Settlement)   English
From Arabic القاهرة (al-Qahirah) meaning "the victorious", in honour of the conquering Fatimid caliph al-Mu'izz li Din Allah (932-975). This is the name of the capital city of Egypt.
CAIVANO   (Settlement)   Italian
From Latin Calvianum, a derivative of the cognomen CALVUS. This is the name of a city near Naples.
CALE   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Possibly from Celtic gall meaning "Gaul, Celt". This was the name of an ancient town in what is now Portugal, near the modern city of Porto.
CALVIANUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of CAIVANO.
CANADA   (Country)   English
Derived from the Iroquoian word kanata meaning "village". This word was used by Native Americans to direct explorer Jacques Cartier to Stadacona. Cartier used the word to refer to the region.
CARLISLE   (Settlement)   English
Originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city. This is the name of a city in Cumbria in northern England.
CARMEL   (Mountain)   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Form of KARMEL used in the Latin and English Bibles.
CASTELA   (Region)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of CASTILE.
CASTILE   (Region)   English
From Spanish Castilla, ultimately from Late Latin castellum meaning "castle". This was the name of a medieval kingdom in Spain.
CASTILLA   (Region)   Spanish
Spanish form of CASTILE.
CASTILLE   (Region)   French
French form of CASTILE.
CATALOGNA   (Region)   Italian
Italian form of CATALONIA.
CATALOGNE   (Region)   French
French form of CATALONIA.
CATALONIA   (Region)   English
From Catalan Catalunya, of uncertain meaning, possibly from Latin castellum "castle" or Gauthia Launia "land of the Goths". This is the name of a region in eastern Spain.
CATALUÑA   (Region)   Spanish
Spanish form of CATALONIA.
CATALUNYA   (Region)   Catalan
Catalan form of CATALONIA.
CAVAN   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
Derived from Irish cabhán meaning "hollow". This is the name of an Irish country.
CEASTER   (Settlement)   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CHESTER.
CECHIA   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of ČECHY, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
ČECHY   (Region)   Czech, Slovak
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Czechs, probably derived from the Slavic root čelo meaning "family, tribe". This is the Czech name of Bohemia, while the Czech Republic is called Česko.
ČESKO   (Country)   Czech, Slovak
From the name of the Slavic tribe of the Czechs (see ČECHY). This is the Czech name for the Czech Republic.
ČESKOSLOVENSKO   (Country)   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of CZECHOSLOVAKIA.
CESTRESCIR   (Region)   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CHESHIRE.
CHADWICK   (Settlement)   English
Means "village belonging to CHAD" in Old English. This is the name of towns in Lancashire and Warwickshire.
CHAOXIAN   (Country)   Chinese
Chinese form of JOSEON, used in mainland China to refer to Korea.
CHAVES   (Settlement)   Portuguese, Spanish
From the Roman name FLAVIUS. This is the name of a Portuguese city which was originally named for the Roman emperor Vespasian, whose family name was Flavius.
CHELSEA   (Settlement)   English
Originally derived from Old English and meaning "landing place for chalk or limestone". This is a district in London.
CHESHIRE   (Region & Political Subdivision)   English
Shortened form of Chestershire, a combination of CHESTER and shire.
CHESTER   (Settlement)   English
From Latin castrum meaning "camp, fortress". This is the name of a city in Cheshire, England.
CHIN   (Country)   Persian
Persian form of CHINA.
CHINA   (Country)   English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
From Persian چین (Chin), probably derived via Sanskrit from Qin, the name of a dynasty that ruled in China in the 3rd century BC. In China the name Zhongguo is used to refer to the country.
CHINE   (Country)   French
French form of CHINA.
CHOSUN   (Region & Country)   Korean
Variant transcription of JOSEON.
CHUUGOKU   (Country)   Japanese
Japanese form of ZHONGGUO.
CIARRAÍ   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KERRY.
CINA   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of CHINA.
COCKBURN   (Settlement)   English
From Old English cocc "rooster" and burna "stream". This was the name of a town in Berwickshire, Scotland.
COLOGNE   (Settlement)   French, English
French form of Latin Colonia, shortened from Colonia Agrippina meaning "colony of Agrippina", named after the wife of Emperor Claudius. This is the name of a city in western Germany.
COLONIA   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman, Italian, Spanish
Latin form of COLOGNE, as well as the Italian and Spanish form.
COLTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "COLA's town" in Old English. This is the name of several English towns.
COREA   (Country)   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Italian and Spanish form of KOREA, as well as the Latin form.
CORÉE   (Country)   French
French form of KOREA.
COURTENAY   (Settlement)   French
From the Gallo-Roman given name Curtenus, derived from Latin curtus "short". This is the name of a few French communes.
CRAWFORD   (Settlement)   English
From Old English crawe "crow" and ford "ford, river crossing". This is the name various small towns in England.
CREMA   (Settlement)   Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Lombardic word meaning "hill". This is the name of a city in Cremona (to which the name is unrelated) in northern Italy.
CREMONA   (Settlement & Political Subdivision)   Italian
Probably from the name of the Celtic tribe the Cenomani, or possibly from a pre-Latin word meaning "stone". This is the name of a city and province in northern Italy.
CSEHORSZÁG   (Country)   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ČECHY, used to refer both to the region of Bohemia and the larger Czech Republic.
CUINCHY   (Settlement)   French
Derived from the given name QUINTUS plus the local suffix -acum. This is the name of a village in France.
CZAJKÓW   (Settlement)   Polish
Derived from Polish czajka meaning "lapwing (bird)". This is the name of several towns in Poland.
CZECHIA   (Country)   English
English form of ČECHY (via Polish Czechy), used as an alternative name for the Czech Republic (and not as a name for Bohemia).
CZECHOSLOVAKIA   (Country)   English
Combination of CZECHIA and SLOVAKIA. This was the name of a country that existed between 1918 and 1993, at which time it split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
CZECHY   (Region & Country)   Polish
Polish form of ČECHY, used to refer both to the region of Bohemia and the larger Czech Republic.
DAEHAN   (Country)   Korean
From Sino-Korean (dae) meaning "big, great" and (han) meaning "Korea". This is the official Korean name for South Korea.
DEE   (River)   Scottish
Possibly from a Celtic root meaning "divine". This is the name of a river in Scotland.
DELHI   (Settlement)   English
From Sanskrit दिल्ली (Dilli), possibly from देहली (dehali) meaning "threshold", or possibly from the name of a 1st-century BC king. This is the name of a large city in northern India, which includes the district of New Delhi, the Indian capital.
DELPHI   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman, English
Latinized form of Greek Δελφοι (Delphoi), from δελφυς (delphys) "womb". This was the name of an ancient Greek city, the site of an oracle of Apollo.
DELPHOI   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek
Greek form of DELPHI.
DERBY   (Settlement)   English
Means "deer farm" in Old Norse. This is the name of a city in England.
DEUTSCHLAND   (Country)   German
Derived from the German deutsch meaning "German" (ultimately from Germanic þeudo "people") and Land. This is the German endonym for Germany.
DEVON   (Political Subdivision)   English
From the name of the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe. This is the name of a county in England.
DILLI   (Settlement)   Indian, Hindi, Sanskrit
Sanskrit and Hindi form of DELHI.
DUDLEY   (Settlement)   English
Means "DUDDA's clearing" in Old English. This is the name of a city in the West Midlands, England.
DUITSLAND   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of DEUTSCHLAND.
EATON   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Old English ea "river" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of several English towns.
'EDEN   (Region)   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDEN.
EDEN   (Region)   Biblical
Means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
ÉIRE   (Country & Island)   Irish
Possibly means "abundant land" in Old Irish. This is the Irish name of the country and island of Ireland. According to legend the island was named for the goddess ÉRIU, though in fact it was she who was named for the island.
ELLADA   (Country)   Greek
Modern Greek form of Ancient Greek ‘Ελλαδα (Hellada), derived from ‘Ελλην (Hellen) "Greek", which is of uncertain origin. This is the Greek endonym for Greece.
ENGLALAND   (Country)   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ENGLAND.
ENGLAND   (Country)   English, German
From Old English Englaland meaning "land of the Angles", the Angles being one of the Germanic tribes that settled in the area in the post-Roman period.
ERAN   (Country)   Ancient Persian
Middle Persian form of IRAN.
ÉRIU   (Country & Island)   Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of ÉIRE.
ESLOVAQUIA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of SLOVAKIA.
ESPAGNE   (Country)   French
French form of Hispania (see SPAIN).
ESPAÑA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of Hispania (see SPAIN).
ETXEBERRIA   (Settlement)   Basque
Means "the new house", from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new". This was the name of a village (and castle) in Navarre where the saint Francis Xavier was born.
EUPHRATES   (River)   English, Greek, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
From Greek Ευφρατης (Euphrates), the name of a river in Mesopotamia. It is derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself from Elamite or Sumerian, of unknown meaning.
EURIPOS   (Body of Water)   Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and ‘ριπη (rhipe) "throw, swing". This was the name of the strait between Euboea and Boeotia.
EURIPUS   (Body of Water)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of EURIPOS.
EVRIPOS   (Body of Water)   Greek
Modern Greek of EURIPOS.
FARIS   (Country)   Arabic
Arabic form of PERSIA.
FÁTIMA   (Settlement)   Portuguese
Derived from the Arabic feminine name FATIMAH, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. This is the name of a town in Portugal, which became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
FIRAT   (River)   Turkish
Turkish form of EUPHRATES.
FRANCE   (Country)   French, English
From Latin Francia meaning "land of the Franks". The Franks were the Germanic tribe who settled in the region in the 3rd century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used.
FRANCIA   (Country)   Late Roman, Italian, Spanish
Latin form of FRANCE.
FRANKREICH   (Country)   German
Derived from German Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe, and Reich meaning "empire, realm". This is the German name for France.
GARY   (Settlement)   English
City in Indiana which was named after businessman Elbert Henry GARY (1846-1927), the founder of U.S. Steel.
GERMANIA   (Country)   Ancient Roman, Italian
Latin and Italian form of GERMANY.
GERMANY   (Country)   English
From Latin Germania, first attested in the writings of Julius Caesar, used to refer to the areas east of the Rhine and north of the Danube. The origin of the term is uncertain. This is an English exonym corresponding to German Deutschland.
GIAPPONE   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of JAPAN.
GLYME   (River)   English
Means "bright stream" in Brythonic. This is the name of a river in Oxfordshire, England.
GLYMPTON   (Settlement)   English
Derived from the name of the river GLYME and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of small town in Oxfordshire, England.
GORYEO   (Region)   Korean
Possibly means "walled city" or "center" in Korean. This was the name of a kingdom which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is based on it.
GRAECIA   (Country)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of GREECE.
GRAINVILLE   (Settlement)   French
Means "GUARIN's town" in Old French. This is the name of various towns in Normandy.
GRÉCIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Graecia (see GREECE).
GRECIA   (Country)   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Graecia (see GREECE).
GREECE   (Country)   English
English form of Latin Graecia, the name used by the Romans for the land of the Greeks, derived from Greek Γραικος (Graikos), which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly derived from the city of Graia in Boeotia.
HAILEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English heg "hay" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Oxfordshire, England.
HAMILTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "crooked hill" from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". This was the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). After the town name became a surname, it was used for several other cities, including ones in Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States.
HANGUK   (Region)   Korean
From Sino-Korean (han) meaning "Korea" and (guk) meaning "country, land". This is the term used in South Korea to refer to South Korea or the entire Korean Peninsula.
HARLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of towns in England.
HELLADA   (Country)   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ELLADA.
HISPANIA   (Country)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of SPAIN, referring originally to the entire Iberian Peninsula.
HONGRIE   (Country)   French
French form of HUNGARY.
HOTAKA   (Mountain)   Japanese
From Japanese (ho) meaning "grain" and (taka) meaning "tall". This is the name of a mountain in Japan.
HUNGARIA   (Country)   Late Roman
Latin form of HUNGARY.
HUNGARY   (Country)   English
From Latin Hungaria, derived from Byzantine Greek Ουγγροι (Oungroi), from Turkic Onogur meaning "ten tribes". This is the name of a country in eastern Europe which was settled by the Hungarians in the 9th century. Because they were identified with the Huns, the H was added to the beginning of their Latin name. The Hungarian name for the country is Magyarország.
HUNGRÍA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of HUNGARY.
HUNGRIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of HUNGARY.
HUXLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English hux "insult, scorn" (possibly) and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Cheshire, England.
IBARRA   (Settlement)   Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar meaning "meadow". This is the name of a few Basque towns.
INDIA   (Country)   English
Derived from the name of the INDUS River.
INDIANA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Means "land of the Indians". This is the name of an American state.
INDUS   (River)   English
From Persian Hindu, which was from Sanskrit सिन्धु (Sindhu) meaning "body of trembling water, river". This is the name of a river in Pakistan and India.
INGHILTERRA   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of ANGLAE TERRA, used as the Italian name of England.
INGLATERRA   (Country)   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ANGLAE TERRA, used for England.
IORDANES   (River)   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek and Latin form of JORDAN.
IRÃ   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of IRAN.
IRÁN   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of IRAN.
IRAN   (Country)   Persian, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
IRELAND   (Country & Island)   English
Derived from Irish Gaelic ÉIRE and English land.
IRVINE   (River & Settlement)   Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
ISRAEL   (Country)   English, Biblical
From the name of the Old Testament hero Jacob, who was also called ISRAEL.
ITÁLIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ITALY.
ITALIA   (Country)   Italian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Italian, Spanish and Latin form of ITALY.
ITALIE   (Country)   French
French form of ITALY.
ITALIEN   (Country)   Italian
German form of ITALY.
ITALY   (Country)   English
Anglicized form of Italia, originally applied by the Greeks to the south of the Italian Peninsula. It may have been borrowed from Oscan Víteliú possibly meaning "land of bulls". According to Roman mythology, the region was named for ITALUS, though in fact it was he who was named for the region.
JAPAN   (Country)   English, German
From Portuguese Japão, which was derived from a Malay form of Riben, the Chinese reading of NIPPON.
JAPÃO   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of JAPAN.
JAPÓN   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of JAPAN.
JAVIER   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish form of ETXEBERRIA.
JORDAN   (River & Country)   English, Biblical
River which flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". The river has lent its name to the country to the east.
JOSEON   (Region & Country)   Korean
This was the name of two kingdoms in the history of Korea. The first was conquered by the Han Empire in the 2nd century BC. The second ruled Korea from the 14th century until the 19th century. The name of these kingdoms was written using the Sino-Korean characters (jo) meaning "dynasty" and (seon) meaning "new", though the actual origin is assumed to be Korean. This name is now used in North Korea to refer to the country of North Korea.
JUNGGUK   (Country)   Korean
Korean form of ZHONGGUO.
KAILASH   (Mountain)   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit केलास (kelas) meaning "crystal". This is the name of a mountain in the Himalayas which is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva.
KAILASHA   (Mountain)   Sanskrit
Sanskrit form of KAILASH.
KARMEL   (Mountain)   Biblical Hebrew
Means "garden, vineyard" in Hebrew. This is the name of a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament.
KASHI   (Settlement)   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit काशि (kashi) meaning "shining". This is the name of a holy city in India, also called Varanasi.
KENYA   (Country & Mountain)   English
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kere Nyaga meaning "mountain of whiteness".
KERRY   (Political Subdivision)   Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ciarraí meaning "CIAR's people". This is the name of an Irish county.
KIMBERLEY (1)   (Settlement)   English
Means either "CYNEBURGA's field", "CYNEBALD's field" or "CYNEMÆR's field". This is the name of towns in Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Norfolk.
KIMBERLEY (2)   (Settlement)   English
City in South Africa which was named after John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902). His title was taken from the name of the town of KIMBERLEY (1) in Norfolk.
KOBE   (Settlement)   Japanese
Possibly means "shrine supporters", in reference to the families who tended the local Ikuta Shrine. This is the name of a city in Japan.
KÖLN   (Settlement)   German
German form of COLOGNE.
KOREA   (Country)   English, German, Dutch
From medieval Latin Corea, itself derived from GORYEO, the name of a kingdom which ruled most of the Korean Peninsula from the 10th to 14th centuries. This is the name of two countries, North and South Korea. Hanguk and Joseon are the Korean names for the countries.
KYNASTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "CYNEFRITH's town" in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
LANGLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English lang "long" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a numerous towns in the United Kingdom and North America.
LASSY   (Settlement)   French
Derived from Lascius, a Gallo-Roman name of unknown meaning. This is the name of a commune in Calvados, France.
LATHARN   (Region)   Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of LORNE.
LAURETUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LORETO.
LENNOX   (Region)   Scottish
From Gaelic Leamhnachd, possibly meaning "place of elms". This is the name of a district in Scotland.
LINCOLN   (Settlement)   English
Derived from the Brythonic element lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This is a city in eastern England.
LINDSEY   (Region)   English
Means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. This is the name of a region and historical kingdom in Lincolnshire.
LONDINIUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LONDON.
LONDON   (Settlement)   English, German
From Latin Londinium, of unknown meaning. This is the capital city of the United Kingdom.
LONDRA   (Settlement)   Italian
Italian form of LONDON.
LONDRES   (Settlement)   French, Spanish
French and Spanish form of LONDON.
LORENA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORETO   (Settlement)   Italian, Spanish
From Latin Lauretum meaning "laurel grove". This is the name of a town in eastern Italy.
LORNE   (Region)   English
Possibly from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This is the name of a region in western Scotland.
LORRAINE   (Political Subdivision)   French, English
Ultimately from Latin Lothari regnum meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen.
LOTHARI REGNUM   (Political Subdivision)   Late Roman
Latin form of LORRAINE.
LOTHRINGEN   (Political Subdivision)   German
German form of LORRAINE.
LUGUVALIUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Older Roman name of CARLISLE.
MACARENA   (Settlement)   Spanish
Barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple which may have been named for a person Macarius (see MACARIO).
MAGYARORSZÁG   (Country)   Hungarian
Hungarian name for the country of HUNGARY, derived from magyar meaning "Hungarian" and ország meaning "country". Magyar itself is derived from a combination of two Uralic roots both meaning "man".
MALLEVILLE   (Settlement)   French
Means "bad town" in Norman French. This is the name of communes in Normandy, France.
MASSY   (Settlement)   French
Derived from Maccius, a Gallo-Roman name of unknown meaning. This is the name of several communes in France.
MAXWELL   (Settlement)   Scottish
Means "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English well "well stream". This is the name of a place in Roxburghshire, Scotland.
MAYLIS   (Settlement)   French
Possibly derived from Occitan mair "mother" and French lys "lily". This is the name of a commune in southern France.
MEDIOLANUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of MILAN.
MILAN   (Settlement)   English, French
From Latin Mediolanum, perhaps derived from Celtic elements meaning "middle of the plain". This is the name of a major city in Italy.
MILANO   (Settlement)   Italian
Italian form of MILAN.
MONTANA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Derived from Latin montanus "mountainous". This is the name of an American state.
MONTGOMERY   (Settlement)   French
Means "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. This is the name of communes in Calvados, France.
MORAY   (Region & Political Subdivision)   Scottish
From Gaelic Muireb meaning "seaboard settlement". This is the name of a historical region in Scotland, as well as a modern council area.
NATZRAT   (Settlement)   Ancient Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAZARETH.
NAZARET   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of NAZARETH.
NAZARETH   (Settlement)   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "branch" in Hebrew. This is the name of a town in Galilee in Israel. It was the home town of Jesus.
NEILOS   (River)   Ancient Greek
Greek form of NILE.
NÍGER   (River & Country)   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of NIGER.
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