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AKELDAMA   (Region)   Biblical, Ancient Aramaic
"Field of blood"
AONIA   (Country)   English
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".
AVONLEA   (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]
BOSTON   (Settlement)   English
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]
BRAINT   (River)   Welsh
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.
BRIXTON   (Settlement)   English
The name of Brixton (a town in England).
CALLIFAE   (Settlement)   English
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.
CELILO   (Body of Water)   Native American
Means: echo of falling water. A famous waterfall used as a Native American fishing ground.
CHANTILLY   (Settlement)   French
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 The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
DEMELZA   (Settlement)   Cornish
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 "eel".
EDINBURGH   (Settlement)   Scottish
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.... [more]
ELWY   (River)   Welsh
The name of a river in Wales, possibly meaning "second river" from Welsh ail "a second, another" and the river name suffix wy.
GWALIA   (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]
HABANA   (Settlement)   Spanish
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.
ISCA   (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.
JAMAICA   (Island)   English
From the Arawaks originally called the island "Xymaica". It means "land of wood and water". Before the spaniards changed the name into Jamaica.
LIDICE   (Settlement)   Czech
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.
LIFFEY   (River)   Irish
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'
LYD   (River)   English
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.
LYVENNET   (River)   English
MALMÖ   (Settlement)   Swedish
Newer form of Malmhaug meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
MORVAH   (Settlement)   Cornish
From Cornish Morvedh, derived from mor "sea" and bedh "grave". This is the name of a small Cornish village.
MOURNE   (Mountain)   Irish
Both the name of a mountain range and a river in Northern Ireland, meaning "misty fists" from Irish múig "smoke, gloom" and dorn "fist".
ORCADIA   (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]
SETON   (Settlement)   English
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 "sea, lake" and tun "enclosure, settlement"... [more]
ST QUIVOX   (Settlement)   Scottish
TAHOE   (Body of Water)   American
Tahoe is a lake on the California/Nevada border in America.
TINTAGEL   (Settlement)   English, Cornish
TUSCANY   (Region)   English
Tuscany is named after the Etruscans who settled central Italy in the 8th century BC.
WORTHINGTON   (Settlement)   English
Place name meaning either "Wurð's settlement" or "enclosed settlement" in Old English.
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