Mountain Place Names

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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).
CARMEL   (Mountain)   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Form of KARMEL used in the Latin and English Bibles.
HOTAKA   (Mountain)   Japanese
From Japanese (ho) meaning "grain" and (taka) meaning "tall". This is the name of a mountain in Japan.
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.
KENYA   (Country & Mountain)   English
The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kere Nyaga meaning "mountain of whiteness".
OLYMPOS   (Mountain)   Ancient Greek, Greek
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the highest mountain in Greece. According to legend is the home of the Greek gods.
OLYMPUS   (Mountain)   Ancient Roman, English, Dutch
Latinized form of OLYMPOS.
VENKATA   (Mountain)   Indian, Hindi, Sanskrit
Possibly means "self-born" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
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