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This is a list of submitted place names in which an editor of the name is SeaHorse15
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
This was an ancient name of the country of Boeotia in Greek legend, allegedly derived from that of the hero Aon
. Aonia was a region sacred to the Muses, whom the English poet Alexander Pope called the "Aonian maids".
(Settlement) Literature (Rare)
Coined by author Lucy Maude Montgomery as a place name in her Anne of Green Gables series. She intended for Avonlea
to echo the Avalon
of Arthurian legends, an idyllic place of beauty. Literally means "grassy meadow" from an unknown element and the Old English leah
"clearing, meadow"... [more]
From a surname which was originally taken from an English place name meaning "Botwulf's stone". (It is likely that Botwulf was an ordinary landowner; later the place name became associated with the saint of the same name, Botulph
, who built a monastery there in the 7th century.) A city in Massachusetts bears this name... [more]
The name of a small river on Anglesey, an island off the north-west coast of Wales. It is probably a Welsh form of Brigantia
From the name of a town in ancient Italy, of uncertain origin. It was mentioned only by the Roman historian Livy, and may correspond to the village Calvisi, at the foot of the Monte Matese.
(Body of Water) Native American
Means: echo of falling water. A famous waterfall used as a Native American fishing ground.
From the name of a town in France near Paris, ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Cantilius
. The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
Name of a hamlet in Cornwall, sometimes explained as a contraction of Cornish Dinas Maeldaf
"fort of Maeldaf", but more likely derived from Cornish ty
"house" and malsai
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It was first attested in the Cumbric form Dinn Eidyn
, meaning 'castle of Edin', hence the Gaelic name Dùn Èideann
The name of a river in Wales, possibly meaning "second river" from Welsh ail
"a second, another" and the river name suffix wy
(Country) Welsh (Archaic)
Gwalia is an archaic Welsh name for "Wales". It derives from the Medieval Latin Wallia
, which in turn is a Latinisation of the English 'Wales'. Although never as widely used as Cymru, Gwalia was once popular as a poetic name for the country.... [more]
From the Spanish name of the capital city of Cuba, known in English as Havana
, the origin and meaning of which is obscure. Most likely it is based on Habaguanex
, the name of a local Taíno (Arawak) chief.
(River) Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History
Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska
- "water" (cognate with whiskey
). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
From the Arawaks originally called the island "Xymaica". It means "land of wood and water". Before the spaniards changed the name into Jamaica.
Lidice is a village in the Czech Republic, which was completely destroyed by German Nazis in 1942. All people from Lidice, including over 100 children, were murdered. People and places all over the world have been named after the village to commemorate the massacre.
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
The name of a river in Devon, England, perhaps derived from a Celtic source such as Lludd
, though the usual derivation is Old English hlȳde
"noisy stream" - which the Saxons may have assumed was the river's name.
Newer form of Malmhaug
meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
From Cornish Morvedh
, derived from mor
"sea" and bedh
"grave". This is the name of a small Cornish village.
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig
"smoke, gloom" and dorn
(Island) Medieval, Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
A medieval name for the Orkney Islands, the famous archipelago of the northwest coast of Scotland. It comes from the Roman name Orcades
which was probably derived from Celtic *forko
- "young pig"... [more]
(Region) Ancient Greek
From the Ancient Greek: Φοινίκη, Phoiníkē meaning "purple country") was a thalassocratic ancient Semitic civilization that originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the west of the Fertile Crescent.
A Scottish place, Seaton
near Longniddry, "is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey
, from Say
in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English sæ
"sea, lake" and tun
"enclosure, settlement"... [more]
(Body of Water) American
Tahoe is a lake on the California/Nevada border in America.
Tuscany is named after the Etruscans who settled central Italy in the 8th century BC.
Place name meaning either "Wurð's settlement" or "enclosed settlement" in Old English.