Russian Place Names

Russian names are used in the country of Russia and in Russian-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Russian names.
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AMERIKA   Америка   (Region & Country)   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of AMERICA, used to refer to the continents and sometimes to the United States of America.
BOLGARIYA   Болгария   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of BULGARIA.
FRANTSIYA   Франция   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of FRANCE.
IORDAN   Иордан   (River)   Russian
Russian form of JORDAN (the river).
IORDANIYA   Иордания   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of JORDAN (the country).
KANADA   Канада   (Country)   German, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish
Form of CANADA.
KAZAKHSTAN   Казахстан   (Country)   English, Russian, French
From Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan), from the ethnic name қазақ (qazaq), which is probably of Turkic origin, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
KENIYA   Кения   (Country & Mountain)   Russian
Russian form of KENYA.
KHORVATIYA   Хорватия   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of CROATIA.
KONGO   Конго   (Region, River & Country)   Central African, Kongo, German, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of CONGO.
LONDON   Лондон   (Settlement)   English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
From Latin Londinium, of unknown meaning. This is the capital city of the United Kingdom.
ODESSA   Одесса   (Settlement)   Russian
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
PAKISTAN   Пакистан   (Country)   Urdu, Punjabi, English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
From Persian پاک (pak) meaning "pure" and the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The name was coined in 1933 by the Pakistani nationalist Choudhry Rahmat Ali who justified it as an acronym of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir and Sindh, plus the final three letters of Baluchistan.
ROSSIYA   Россия   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of RUSSIA.
RUS   Русь   (Region)   Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
SAMARA   Самара   (Settlement & River)   Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German
Meaning unknown, possibly of Kyrgyz origin. This is the name of a city in Russia, founded in the 16th century, as well as the river on which it is situated.
SLOVENIYA   Словения   (Country)   Russian
Russian and Bulgarian form of SLOVENIA.
STOKGOLM   Стокгольм   (Settlement)   Russian
Russian form of STOCKHOLM.
URAL   Урал   (Region & River)   Russian, English, German, Turkish, Bashkir
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of a mountain range and a river in western Russia.
VENGRIYA   Венгрия   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of HUNGARY.
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