Settlement Place Names

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUDLEY   (Settlement)   English
Means "EALDGYÐ's clearing" in Old English. This is the name of a village in Staffordshire, England.
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.
BARDSLEY   (Settlement)   English
From the Old English name BEORNRÆD and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a village near Manchester.
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.
BOHON   (Settlement)   French
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in Manche, France.
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.
BRISTOL   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in southwest England, derived from Old English Brycgstow meaning "the site of the bridge".
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.
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.
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.
CEASTER   (Settlement)   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of CHESTER.
CHADWICK   (Settlement)   English
Means "village belonging to CHAD" in Old English. This is the name of towns in Lancashire and Warwickshire.
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.
CHESTER   (Settlement)   English
From Latin castrum meaning "camp, fortress". This is the name of a city in Cheshire, England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EATON   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Old English ea "river" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of several English towns.
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.
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.
GARY   (Settlement)   English
City in Indiana which was named after businessman Elbert Henry GARY (1846-1927), the founder of U.S. Steel.
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.
GRAINVILLE   (Settlement)   French
Means "GUARIN's town" in Old French. This is the name of various towns in Normandy.
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.
HARLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of towns in England.
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.
IRVINE   (River & Settlement)   Scottish
Derived from Old Celtic meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
JAVIER   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish form of ETXEBERRIA.
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.
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.
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.
LAURETUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LORETO.
LINCOLN   (Settlement)   English
Derived from the Brythonic element lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This is a city in eastern England.
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.
LORETO   (Settlement)   Italian, Spanish
From Latin Lauretum meaning "laurel grove". This is the name of a town in eastern Italy.
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).
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.
MONTGOMERY   (Settlement)   French
Means "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. This is the name of communes in Calvados, France.
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.
OCHTRUP   (Settlement)   German
The name of a town in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
ODESSA   (Settlement)   Russian
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
PARIS   (Settlement)   French, English
From the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii. This is the capital city of France.
PEST   (Settlement)   Hungarian
Possibly from a Slavic word meaning "cave". This was the name of a city on the east bank of the Danube in Hungary. After a bridge was built across the river in 1849, Pest merged with Buda to form Budapest in 1873.
PEYTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "PÆGA's town". This is the name of a town in Sussex.
PHILADELPHIA   (Settlement)   Biblical, English
Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". This was the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. It is now known as Alaşehir (in Turkey). It is also the name of a city in the United States.
PHILADELPHIEA   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILADELPHIA.
PORTO   (Settlement)   Portuguese, English
Modern form of PORTUS CALE. This is the name of a city in Portugal.
PORTUS CALE   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Means "port of CALE" in Latin. This was the name of the city now known as Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire region of Portugal.
PRIESTLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English preost "priest" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a few small towns in England.
QUÉBEC   (Settlement & Political Subdivision)   French
French form of QUEBEC.
QUEBEC   (Settlement & Political Subdivision)   English
English form of French Québec, derived from the Algonquin word kepec meaning "narrows", referring to the Saint Lawrence River near Quebec city. This is the name of a Canadian province and also the capital city of that province.
RAMSEY   (Settlement)   English
Means "garlic island", derived from Old English hramsa "garlic" and eg "island". This is the name of villages in England.
RAVENNA   (Settlement)   Italian
Means unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. This is the name of a city in Italy.
ROMA   (Settlement)   Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Ancient Roman
Latinate form of ROME.
ROME   (Settlement)   English, French
Meaning uncertain, from Latin Roma. This is the name of the capital city of Italy. According to legend the city was named for ROMULUS.
ROSS   (Region & Settlement)   Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory". This is the name of a historic region in northern Scotland, as well as towns in Scotland and northern England.
ROYSTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "town of Royse" in Old English. The given name Royse was a medieval variant of ROSE. This is the name of a town in Hertfordshire.
SAINT CLAIR   (Settlement)   French
Name commemorating Saint CLAIR. This is the name of several communes in France.
SAINT DENIS   (Settlement)   French
Name commemorating Saint DENIS. This is the name of several communes in France.
SAINT MAUR   (Settlement)   French
Name commemorating Saint MAURUS. This is the name of several communes in France.
SYDNEY   (Settlement)   English
City in Australia which was named after Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800). His title originally came from the name of its first holder, Robert SIDNEY (1563-1626).
TARAH   (Settlement)   Biblical
A place name (an encampment) used in some versions of the Old Testament. It is identical to the personal name TERAH.
TEMAN   (Settlement)   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. This is an Edomite town in the Old Testament, supposedly named for a grandson of Esau.
TERACH   (Settlement)   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TARAH.
TRACY   (Settlement)   French
Derived from the given name THRACIUS. This is the name of communes in Calvados, France.
TREFOR   (Settlement)   Welsh
Means "big village" from Welsh tref "village" and mawr "large". This is the name of a town in Gwynedd, Wales.
TRENT (2)   (Settlement)   English
English form of TRENTO.
TRENTO   (Settlement)   Italian
Derived from Latin Tridentum meaning "three teeth", a reference to three surrounding hills. This is the name of a city in Trentino, Italy.
TRENTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "TRENT's town". This is the name of a New Jersey city established in the 17th century by William Trent.
VARŠAVA   (Settlement)   Czech
Czech form of WARSAW.
VICTORIA   (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water)   English
From the given name VICTORIA, generally bestowed in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). This is the name of many places in the former British Empire, including an Australian state and a Canadian city.
WAKEFIELD   (Settlement)   English
From Old English wacu "wake, vigil" and feld "field". This is the name of a city in England.
WALMERSLEY   (Settlement)   English
Meaning uncertain. The final element is Old English leah "woodland, clearing". The first element may be a given name such as WEALDMÆR or WEALHMÆR. This is the name of a town near Manchester.
WARSAW   (Settlement)   English
From Polish Warszawa, derived from the given name Warsz, a short form of WARCISŁAW. This is the name of the capital city of Poland.
WARSCHAU   (Settlement)   German
German form of WARSAW.
WARSZAWA   (Settlement)   Polish
Polish form of WARSAW.
WARWICK   (Settlement)   English
From Old English wer "weir, dam" and wíc "village, town". This is the name of a town in England.
WASHINGTON   (Settlement & Political Subdivision)   English
Means "settlement belonging to Wassa's people", from the given name WASSA and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of a town in northern England. It is also the name of the capital city and a state in the United States, both named after the president George Washington (1732-1799), whose surname was derived from the name of the English town.
WEMBLEY   (Settlement)   English
Means "WEMBA's clearing" in Old English. This was the name of a town that is now part of Greater London.
WESTCOTT   (Settlement)   English
From Old English west "west" and cot "cottage". This is the name of several towns in England.
WESTLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English west "west" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a few small English towns.
WHITNEY   (Settlement)   English
Probably from Old English hwit "white" and eg "island". This is the name of a small town in Herefordshire.
WICKHAM   (Settlement)   English
From Old English wíc "village, town" (of Latin origin) and ham "home, settlement". This is the name of a few towns in England.
WILLOUGHBY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English wilig meaning "willow" and Old Norse býr "farm, settlement". This is the name of several towns in England.
WILTON   (Settlement)   English
From Old English wilig meaning "willow", well meaning "well, spring, water hole", or the name of the River WYLYE, combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of various towns in England.
WINCHESTER   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Venta, of Celtic origin, and Latin castrum meaning "camp, fortress". This is the name of a city in southern England.
WINSLOW   (Settlement)   English
Means "WINE's hill" in Old English. This is the name of a town in Buckinghamshire.
WINTHROPE (1)   (Settlement)   English
Means "Wine's village", from the given name WINE and Old English þorp "village". This is the name of a town in Lincolnshire.
WINTHROPE (2)   (Settlement)   English
Means "Wigmund's village", from the given name WIGMUND and Old English þorp "village". This is the name of a town in Nottinghamshire.
WINTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "WINE's enclosure" in Old English. This is the name of various towns in England.
WORTHAM   (Settlement)   English
From Old English worþ "enclosure" and ham "home, settlement". This is the name of a town in Suffolk.
WYMONDHAM   (Settlement)   English
From the given name WIGMUND combined with Old English ham "home, settlement". This is the name of a town in Norfolk.
WYRZYKI   (Settlement)   Polish
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the Polish prefix wy "away from" and rzek "river". This is the name of a few small Polish towns.
XABIER   (Settlement)   Basque
Modern form of ETXEBERRIA.
YOXALL   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Old English geoc "oxen yoke" and halh "nook, recess". This is the name of a town in Staffordshire.
ZABALA   (Settlement)   Basque
From Basque zabal meaning "large, wide". This is the name of district within the city of Bilbao in Spain.
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