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ÅNGERMANLAND   (Region)   Swedish
Derived from Old Norse anger "deep fjord". Ångermanland is a historical province in Northern Sweden.
ARENDAL   (Settlement)   Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse ǫrn "eagle" and dalr "valley, dale". Arendal is a town and municipality in Southern Norway.
ATHĒNAI   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ATHÍNA, the name of the capital of Greece. The root of the name is a possible remnant of the Pre-Greek substrate of Attica. See also: ATHENA.
ATHENS   (Settlement)   English
English name of ATHÍNA, the capital of Greece. The root of the word is a possible remnant of the Pre-Greek substrate of Attica. ... [more]
ATHÍNA   (Settlement)   Greek
Modern Greek form of ATHĒNAI, the capital of Greece.
BRO   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "bridge" in Swedish. This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It's also a common place name element (see Örebro).
COPENHAGEN   (Settlement)   English
English form of København.
DANIA   (Country)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of DANMARK.
DANMÖRK   (Country)   Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANMARK.
DANMǪRK   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "land of the Danes" in Old Norse.
EESTI   (Country)   Estonian, Finnish
Possibly derived from Aesti, the name of an ancient tribe first described by the Roman historian Tacitus.
ELSINORE   (Settlement)   Literature, English
Anglicized form of Helsingør. This is the name of Hamlet's castle in William Shakespeare's play.
ESKILSTUNA   (Settlement)   Swedish
Combination of the Swedish name Eskil and Swedish tun (from Old Norse tún) meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot". The town was originally called just Tuna but was renamed Eskilstuna after Saint Eskil who was stoned to death in 1080... [more]
FÆREYJAR   (Country)   Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of FØROYAR.
FÆRØERNE   (Country)   Danish
Danish cognate of FØROYAR.
FÆRØYANE   (Country)   Norwegian (nynorsk)
Cognate of FØROYAR.
FÆRØYENE   (Country)   Norwegian (bokmål)
Cognate of FØROYAR.
FÄRÖARNA   (Country)   Swedish
Swedish cognate of FØROYAR.
FAROE ISLANDS   (Country)   English
English form of Føroyar. The name is probably derived from Old Norse fær "sheep". The Faroe Islands are an autonomous country within the Danish kingdom.
FAROES   (Country)   English
Shortened form of FAROE ISLANDS.
FØROYAR   (Country)   Faroese
Probably derived from Old Norse fær "sheep" and oyer, an archaic Faroese word meaning "islands".
GARÐARÍKI   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse term for an area located in modern Russia.
GÖTALAND   (Region)   Swedish
Means "land of the Geats". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Sweden. Götaland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Svealand and Norrland.
GÖTEBORG   (Settlement)   Swedish
Combination of Swedish Göte "Geat" and borg "castle, fortress". The Geats (sometimes referred to as Goths) were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Götaland in Sweden.
GOTHAM   (Settlement)   Popular Culture, English
Gotham, or Gotham City, is a fictional city and the home of Batman in the comic books published by DC Comics. Outside of the comics, Gotham is a nickname for New York City first used in 1807 by writer Washington Irving in his work "Salmagundi"... [more]
GOTHENBURG   (Settlement)   English
English form of Göteborg.
GRŒNLAND   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Means "green land" in Old Norse. From grœnn "green" and land "land".
GRÖNLAND   (Country)   Swedish, German, Hungarian, Turkish
Cognate of Grœnland.
GRØNLAND   (Country)   Danish, Norwegian, Faroese
Cognate of Grœnland.
HÄLSINGLAND   (Region)   Swedish
Hälsingland is a province in central Sweden meaning "land of the Hälsings". Hälsing is believed to be a combination of Swedish hals "throat, neck" and inge "dweller". The hals-part is probably not referring to the anatomical part, but rather to a narrow strait of water.
HELSINGBORG   (Settlement)   Swedish
Helsingborg is a city in Scania, Sweden. The name is a combination of hals "neck, narrow strait" and borg "castle, fortification". There has been a permanent settlement around Helsingborg since 1085, making it one of Sweden's oldest cities.
HELSINGFORS   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish form of Helsinki, meaning "the Helsinge rapids".
HELSINGØR   (Settlement)   Danish, Norwegian
Danish city founded in the 1420s. The name is derived from the word hals meaning "neck, narrow strait". William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is set in Elsinore (Kronborg), a castle in Helsingør.
HELSINKI   (Settlement)   Finnish
The first settlers of the modern Helsinki area came from Hälsingland, Sweden. A parish called Helsinge parish was founded in the 14th century and was later developed into a town called Helsinge fors "the Helsinge rapids"... [more]
HJÄLMAREN   (Body of Water)   Swedish
Derived from Old Swedish *iælmber "noise, rumble".
ICELAND   (Country)   English
English form of ÍSLAND.
ÍSLAND   (Country)   Icelandic, Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse íss "ice" and land "land, country".
JORSALA   (Settlement)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Jerusalem. The name was probably inspired by Uppsala.
JÓRVÍK   (Settlement)   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of York. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
KARLSHAMN   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Karl's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
KARLSKRONA   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Karl's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
KARLSTAD   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Karl's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
KATRINEHOLM   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish city located in Södermanland. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife Catharina.
KINA   (Country)   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian
Scandinavian and Croatian form of CHINA.
KØBENHAVN   (Settlement)   Danish
Newer form of Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour".
KRISTIANSTAD   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king Kristian IV. The city is located in Skåne which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
KRISTINEHAMN   (Settlement)   Swedish
Named after Swedish queen Kristina (1626-1689). The town was previously named Bro. ... [more]
KROATIEN   (Country)   Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German, and Swedish form of Croatia.
LANGBARÐALAND   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Italy.
LATVIA   (Country)   English, Finnish, Norwegian
Cognate of Latvija.
LATVIJA   (Country)   Latvian, Croatian
Derived from Latgalians, the name of an ancient Eastern Baltic tribe inhabiting present-day Latvia.
LETTLAND   (Country)   Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
LIETUVA   (Country)   Lithuanian, Latvian, Sami
Of unknown origin. It's possibly derived form Lithuanian lietus "rain".
LISBOA   (Settlement)   Portuguese, Spanish, Galician
Newer form of Old Portuguese Lisbõa, derived from Latin Olisīpō. According to legend, the location was named for Odysseus. The Latin name might be derived from his name.
LISBON   (Settlement)   English
English form of Lisboa.
LITHUANIA   (Country)   English
English form of Lietuva.
LULEÅ   (Settlement)   Swedish
City in Northern Sweden named after Lule älv. Luleå is located in the province/county Norrbotten.
LULE ÄLV   (River)   Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv "river".
MADRID   (Settlement)   Spanish, Croatian, English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
Newer form of Magerit. The etymology is uncertain, but it could be derived from Arabic المجريط (al-Magrīt) "source of water". This is the name of the capital of Spain.
MÄLAREN   (Body of Water)   Swedish
Derived from Old Norse mælir meaning "gravel".
MALMÖ   (Settlement)   Swedish
Newer form of Malmhaug meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania. Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the 6th biggest city in Scandinavia, with a population of above 300,000.
MANILA   (Settlement)   English
Cognate of Maynilà. This is the capital of the Philippines.
MARIEFRED   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish town named after a charterhouse called Pax Mariae "Maria's peace". A combination of the name Maria and Swedish fred "peace" (pax means "peace, harmony" in Latin).
MARIESTAD   (Settlement)   Swedish
Means "Maria's town". It was founded in 1583 by Charles IX of Sweden and was named after his wife Maria of the Palatinate.... [more]
MAYNILÀ   (Settlement)   Filipino
Derived from the Tagalog phrase sa may Nilà meaning "the place where there are nilàs". Nilà is referring to the flowering mangrove tree that grew on the shores of Manila Bay. The word nilà itself is probably from Sanskrit nila (नील) "indigo tree".
MIKLAGARÐR   (Settlement)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Istanbul.
MOSCOW   (Settlement)   English
Transliteration of Russian Москва (Moskva) meaning "the city by the Moskva River".
NÄRKE   (Region)   Swedish
Närke is Swedish historical province. The name is believed to be derived from the word när meaning "ridge, hill" (not to be confused with the word nära "close, near").
NEDERLÄNDERNA   (Country)   Swedish
Swedish form of Netherlands.
NIDAROS   (Settlement)   Norwegian (Archaic)
Former name of Trondheim. The name is derived from Nidelva.
NIDELVA   (River)   Norwegian
The name of a river that runs through Trondheim, and the name of a river in southern Norway. The name is a combination of the words elv "river" and nid (of unknown meaning).
NOREG   (Country)   Norwegian (Nynorsk), Faroese
Nynorsk and Faroese form of NORGE.
NORGE   (Country)   Norwegian (Bokmål), Swedish, Danish
Derived from Old Norse norð "north" and vegr "way, road". This is the Scandinavian form of NORWAY.
NORRLAND   (Region)   Swedish
Literally means "Northland" in Swedish. Norrland is one of three lands of Sweden, the others being Götaland and Svealand.
NORÞWEG   (Country)   Medieval English
Old English form of NORGE.
NORWAY   (Country)   English
English form of NORGE.
OLISIPO   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Ancient name of Lisboa used while the city were a part of the Roman Empire. Probably derived from the name Odysseus.
ÖREBRO   (Settlement)   Swedish
Combination of Swedish ör, an archaic word meaning "gravel", and bro "bridge. ... [more]
OSLO   (Settlement)   Norwegian
Meaning uncertain. It was originally the name of a farm in Bjørvika, a neighborhood in present-day Oslo.
ÖSTERGÖTLAND   (Region)   Swedish
A county (län) and historical province in Sweden. Östergötland means "Eastern Götaland". ... [more]
POLEN   (Country)   Danish, Dutch, German, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Sami, Swedish
Cognate of Poland.
REYKJAVÍK   (Settlement)   Icelandic
Means "bay of smokes", from Old Norse reykir, plural of reykr “smoke” and vík "bay". Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name.
RĪGA   (Settlement)   Latvian
Capital of Latvia. The origin of the name is disputed. It could be derived from Livonian ringa "loop" or Latvian rija "threshing barn".
SAKSA   (Country)   Finnish
Finnish exonym of DEUTSCHLAND derived from German Sachsen "Saxony".
SARAJEVO   (Settlement)   Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian
Capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name is believed to be derived from the term saray ovası meaning "the plains around the palace". The first element is derived from the Turkish word saray meaning "palace"... [more]
SCANDINAVIA   (Region)   English
Likely derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō meaning "danger, damage". Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe and usually refers to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
SCANIA   (Region & Political Subdivision)   English, Italian, Ancient Roman
English, Italian and Latin form of Skåne.
SERDICA   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek
Latin and Ancient Greek name for the Bulgarian city now known as SOFIA. Named after the Celtic tribe Serdi.
SERKLAND   (Region)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for a region around the Caspian sea in the Middle East. The name is composed of Old Norse serkr "gown" and land "country". Serkland does not correspond with any modern country or region.
SKÅNE   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Province and county in southern Sweden that was a part of Denmark until 1658. The name is likely derived from Old Norse Skáney (ultimately derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō) meaning "danger" or "damage"... [more]
SKELLEFTEÅ   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish city located in Västerbotten. The first element of the name is of unknown meaning, but is believed to be of Sami origin. The second element is -eå "river".
SLOVAKIEN   (Country)   Swedish
Swedish form of Slovakia.
SÖDERMANLAND   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Södermanland is a Swedish county and province meaning "land of the southern people". The southern people referred to people living south of Mälaren. The county is slightly smaller than the province due to that the eastern part of the province belongs to Stockholm county.
SOFIA   (Settlement)   Bulgarian, English
Capital of Bulgaria named after the Saint Sofia Church located in the city. The name was first used by Bulgarian tsar Ivan Shishman in the 14th century.
SOLLEFTEÅ   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish locality located in Ångermanland, Västernorrland County. The first element is possibly derived from sol "sun". The second element is -eå "river". The river Ångermanälven runs through the town.
SÖRMLAND   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Shortened form of Södermanland.
SREDETS   (Settlement)   Bulgarian
Original Bulgarian name of SOFIA in use until the 18th century. It is also the name of a city in southeastern Bulgaria.
STOCKHOLM   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish stock "log" or Old German stock "fortification" combined with holm "islet". The islet probably referred to Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. The earliest written mention of the name dates back to 1252.
STORBRITANNIEN   (Region)   Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Great Britain, also used when referring to United Kingdom.
SVEALAND   (Region)   Swedish
Means "land of the Swedes" (see SVEA). The Swedes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. ... [more]
SVEA RIKE   (Country)   Swedish (Archaic)
Older form of Sverige.
SVECIA   (Country)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of SVERIGE.
SVÍÞJÓÐ   (Country)   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Icelandic and Old Norse form of SVERIGE.
TALLINN   (Settlement)   Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Estonia and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
TATAOUINE   (Settlement)   French
Means "water springs" in Berber. The city is sometimes called Foum Tataouine, meaning "mouth of the springs". The name of the desert planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe is derived from Tataouine.
TATOOINE   (Other)   Popular Culture
Tatooine is a fictional desert planet in the Star Wars universe. The name is derived from the name of a Tunisian city, Tataouine, located close to where some scenes in Star Wars was filmed.
ÞÝSKALAND   (Country)   Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of DEUTSCHLAND.
TJECKIEN   (Country)   Swedish
Swedish cognate of Czechia.
TRONDHEIM   (Settlement)   Norwegian
Third largest city in Norway. It was founded in 997 by Olaf Tryggvason and was first known as Kaupangen "the market place" and later Nidaros. The name Trondheim means "the land where it grows luxuriantly".
TUNA   (Other)   Swedish
Derived from Old Norse tún meaning "enclosure, fence, homestead, courtyard, plot". This is the name of many localities and parishes in Sweden. It is also a common place-name element (see Eskilstuna).
UMEÅ   (Settlement)   Swedish
Possibly derived from Old Norse úma "roaring" and the place name element -eå "river". Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma "riverbed". Umeå is the largest city in Norrland and the 12th largest city in Sweden... [more]
UPPLAND   (Region)   Swedish
Uppland is a Swedish historical province. The name is a combination of Swedish upp "up" and land "land". The name is believed to refer to its location north of Lake Mälaren.
VÄRMLAND   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Swedish county and province. The name could be derived from Swedish värma meaning "warmth, to heat up".
VÄSTERÅS   (Settlement)   Swedish
Derived from Westra Aros meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden.
VÄSTERBOTTEN   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Swedish county (län) and historical province (landskap) in Northern Sweden. The name refers to its geographical location west of the Bothnian Bay and Bothnian sea. The county is the 2nd biggest in Sweden (by area) and more than two times as big as the province... [more]
VÄSTERGÖTLAND   (Region)   Swedish
Västergötland is a historical province in Sweden meaning "Western Götaland". The largest city is Göteborg. ... [more]
VÄSTMANLAND   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Means "land of the western people". Western people referred to people living west of Uppland. ... [more]
VÄSTRA GÖTALAND   (Political Subdivision)   Swedish
Västra Götaland is a Swedish county (län). The name means "Western Götaland". ... [more]
VATIKANSTATEN   (Country)   Norwegian, Swedish
Means "Vatican state". This is the Norwegian and Swedish form of Vatican City.
VILNIUS   (Settlement)   Lithuanian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Lithuania. Named after the Vilnia River whose name is derived from Lithuanian vilnis "wave".
VINLAND   (Region)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for a place in modern Canada, named by viking Leif Eriksson c. 1000 AD. The first element of the name is uncertain, but it could be from Old Norse vín "wine" or vin "meadow".
VITRYSSLAND   (Country)   Swedish
Combination of Swedish vit "white" and Ryssland "Russia" (compare BELARUS).
WESTEROS   (Other)   Popular Culture, Literature
Westeros is a fictional continent in the Game of Thrones-universe created by George R. R. Martin. The other continents are Essos, Sothoryos, and Ulthos. The name is very similar, both in writing and pronunciation, to Västerås (West Aros)... [more]
YORKSHIRE   (Region)   English
Newer form of Old English Eoferwicscir, a combination of Eoferwic "York" and scīr "shire, district".
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