Derived from Old English ea
"river" and tun
"enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of several English towns.
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.
(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.
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
(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.
(Settlement) German, English
From older Astnide
, possibly a derivative of Old High German asc
meaning "ash tree". This is the name of a city in Germany, founded in the 9th century.
From Greek Αιθιοπια (Aithiopia)
, derived from αιθω (aitho)
meaning "to burn" and ωψ (ops)
meaning "face", referring to the skin colour of the inhabitants. This is the name of a country in eastern Africa.
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.
From Old English ea
"river" and worþ
"enclosure". This is the name of a town in Northumberland, England.