Dutch Place Names

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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AARLE   (Settlement)   Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of various towns in the Netherlands.
ACHTHOVEN   (Settlement)   Dutch
Means "eight gardens" in Dutch. This is the name of various towns in the Netherlands.
ALTENA   (Settlement)   Dutch
Possibly means "close, near" in Dutch. This is the name of a town in the Netherlands.
APELDOORN   (Settlement)   Dutch
Means "apple tree" in Dutch. This is the name of a city in the Netherlands.
ARENDONK   (Settlement)   Dutch
Derived from Dutch arend "eagle" and donk "hill". This is the name of a city in northern Belgium.
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.
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.
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).
BRAZILIË   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of BRAZIL.
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.
DUITSLAND   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of DEUTSCHLAND.
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.
OLYMPUS   (Mountain)   Ancient Roman, English, Dutch
Latinized form of OLYMPOS.
PERZIË   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of PERSIA.
ROES   (Region)   Dutch
Dutch form of RUS.
RUSLAND   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch cognate of RUSSLAND.
VIETNAM   (Country)   English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
From Việt Nam, meaning "southern Yue", derived from Sino-Vietnamese (việt), referring to the Yue people, and (nam) "south". This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia.
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