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From Northern Sami Ábeskovvu
meaning "forest by the big water", from Sami áphi
"lake, sea, big water" and skovvu
, identical to Swedish skog
"forest". The "big water" is probably Torneträsk
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Native American tribe Alabama
meaning "thick cutters," from Choctaw albah
"medicinal plants" and amo
Either derived from Old Norse *Ahvaland
meaning "land of water" (from ahva
"water"), or from Finnish Ahvenanmaa
"perch land" (from ahven
"perch"). Åland is an autonomous archipelago province in the Baltic Sea
Derived from Russian Аляска (Alyaska)
, which in turn is derived from Aleut alaxsxaq
meaning "object to which the action of the sea is directed". Alaska is the largest of the 50 American states, located northwest of the United States mainland and bordering Canada
The name of the country of Andorra, whose name is possibly derived from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).
Derived from Old Norse anger
"deep fjord". Ångermanland is a historical province in Northern Sweden.
Combination of Old Norse ǫrn
"eagle" and dalr
"valley, dale". Arendal is a town and municipality in Southern Norway.
ARENDELLE(Region & Settlement)Popular Culture
Likely based on Arendal
, the name of a town and municipality in Southern Norway. Arendalle is a fictional kingdom in Disney's animated movie 'Frozen' (2013).
ARGENTINA(Country)English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swedish, Swahili, Turkmen, Uzbek
The name of the Country in South America. Argentina is a massive South American nation with terrain encompassing Andes mountains, glacial lakes and Pampas grassland, the traditional grazing ground of its famed beef cattle... [more]
The name of several places in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō
meaning "enclosure".... [more]
Medieval Latin word meaning "eastern borderland" Austriaca is the Latinised form of the Old High German name for the country, Ostarreich, which means 'eastern kingdom'; ostar meaning 'eastern' and reich meaning 'kingdom' in Old High German.
A monarchy (also known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire) that was established in 1867 and included not just Austria and Hungary, but also parts of the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Romania, and the Balkans.... [more]
BALTIC SEA(Body of Water)English
The Baltic sea is a sea in Northern Europe. The meaning of the name is uncertain. Some claim it is derived from Latin balteus
"belt". The name was first used, as Mare Balticum
, by Adam
in the 11th century... [more]
BANGLADESH(Country)English, Breton, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
Means "land of the Bengalis", from Bengali বাংলা (Bangla)
meaning "Bengali" (referring to the Bengali people or Bengali language spoken by the Bengali people), which is ultimately from Vanga
, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent (see Bengal
) combined with দেশ (desh)
"country, land, state", ultimately from Sanskrit देश (deśá)
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
BURUNDI(Country)English, Afrikaans, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Name of the capital and the most populous city in Iowa
, which derived from Fort Des Moines, which was named for the Des Moines River. The French des Moines
translates to either "from the monks" or "of the monks".
Possibly derived from Aesti
, the name of an ancient tribe first described by the Roman historian Tacitus
El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It's known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa, with its weekend food festival, plus Ataco, home to vivid murals... [more]
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]
ESTONIA(Country)Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, Breton, English, Galician, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Luo, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili
Cognate of Eesti
Means "island mountain glacier". From Icelandic eyja
"mountain", and jökull
"glacier". Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland whose eruptions in 2010 caused a great air travel disruption in Europe.
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.
Probably derived from Old Norse fær
"sheep" and oyer
, an archaic Faroese word meaning "islands".
French Guiana is an overseas region of France on the northeast coast of South America, composed mainly of tropical rainforest. The ruins of 17th-century Fort Cépérou overlook the capital, Cayenne, with its colorful Creole houses and street markets... [more]
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
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
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]
Named after a North Germanic tribe, the Gutes (Old Norse gotar
A South American country that included what is now Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador from 1819-1830. Gran Colombia ceased to exist when Venezuela and Ecuador seceded.
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.
Name of numerous places in England, foremost a large county in South England, from the name Hampton
+ Old English scir
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.
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.
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
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.
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".
Originally from Northern Sami Čohkkirasjávri
meaning "lake of assembly". It was later changed to the much more Finnish-sounding name Jukkasjärvi. This probably changed the meaning of the name as the first element jukkas
is of uncertain origin (but it coincides with the Finnish given name Jukka
's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
Derived from Lule Sami giebnne
"cauldron" and gájsse
"elevated and pointy crest". Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden.
KIEV(Settlement)Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
From the name of the mountain Kiirunavaara
, composed of Finnish kiiruna
"ptarmigan" and vaara
"large forested hill" (from Northern Sami várri
"mountain"). Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden known for the Kiruna Mine, the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world, and Esrange Space Center, a rocket range and research centre.
Newer form of Køpmannæhafn
, meaning "merchants' harbour".
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king Kristian
IV. The city is located in Skåne
which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
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.
Combination of Lule Sami lulij
"the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv
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
Newer form of Malmhaug
meaning "gravel pile" or "ore hill". Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden.
MALTA(Country)English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, West Frisian
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
Swedish town named after a charterhouse called Pax Mariae
"Maria's peace". A combination of the name Maria
and Swedish fred
means "peace, harmony" in Latin).
's town". It was founded in 1583 by Charles IX of Sweden and was named after his wife Maria of the Palatinate.... [more]
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)
Transliteration of Russian Москва (Moskva)
meaning "the city by the Moskva River".
Meaning unknown. Invented by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her novel "The Brothers Lionheart" (1973) where it is the main setting. In the book, Nangijala is the name of afterlife where our souls go after we die.
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
This South American country was part of Gran Colombia
from 1819-1830 and was independent from 1830-1858. In 1858, the country became known as the Grenadine Confederation, then the United States of New Granada in 1861, the United States of Colombia
in 1863, and finally, the Republic of Colombia
NEW JERSEY(Political Subdivision)English
Name of a state in the United States, named after the largest of British channel islands Jersey.
NEW YORK(Political Subdivision)English
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of a city in that state, named after the then Duke of York
, later King James II of England.
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).
NORTH DAKOTA(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta
A geographic region in the southern hemisphere consisting of several nations, including Australia
and New Zealand
. The name is ultimately derived from Greek ὠκεανός (ōkeanós
From Old Norse Óðinn's vé
meaning "Odin's sanctuary". This is the 3rd largest city in Denmark and the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the author of fairy tales such as 'The Little Mermaid' (1837), and 'The Snow Queen' (1844).
Combination of Swedish ör
, an archaic word meaning "gravel", and bro
"bridge. ... [more]
Meaning uncertain. It was originally the name of a farm in Bjørvika, a neighborhood in present-day Oslo.
PANAMA(Country)English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
The name of the Country in Central America. Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route... [more]
Became a Duchy in 1660 and a kingdom in the following century. At its greatest extent it included the northern two-thirds of Germany and western Poland. Prussia, by World War II a federal unit of Germany, was fully disbanded at the end of World War II.
Means "rich port" in Spanish. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos... [more]
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.
RHODE ISLAND(Island & Political Subdivision)English
Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt
, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
Capital of Latvia
. The origin of the name is disputed. It could be derived from Livonian ringa
"loop" or Latvian rija
RIGA(Settlement)English, French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Afrikaans, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese, Italian, Spanish
Cognate of Rīga
Means "the national border" in Swedish. Riksgränsen is a small village and popular ski-resort in Northern Sweden, close to the Norwegian border.
SAN ANTONIO(Settlement & River)English
Means "Saint Anthony" from Spanish san
"Saint" + Antonio
, a Spanish form of the given name ANTHONY
. The river was named after San Antonio de Padua by the first governor of Spanish Texas, Domingo Terán de los Ríos in 1691... [more]
The name of the Capital of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city, sits on the island's Atlantic coast. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos... [more]
SARAJEVO(Settlement)Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
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]
Likely derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō
meaning "danger, damage". Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe and usually refers to Sweden
, and Norway
Latin and Ancient Greek name for the Bulgarian city now known as SOFIA
. Named after the Celtic tribe Serdi
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.
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]
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
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
This is the name of a fictional island where all the engines live in the TV-series 'Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends'.
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.
SOUTH DAKOTA(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta
Original Bulgarian name of SOFIA
in use until the 18th century. It is also the name of a city in southeastern Bulgaria.
Means "land of the Swedes" (see SVEA
). The Swedes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting present-day Sweden. ... [more]
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".
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 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.
Derived from the word trelleborg
meaning "ring fort" or "Viking ring fortress", referring to a type of circular forts built during the Viking Age. The word trelleborg
itself might be a combination of Old Norse þræll
"slave" or trel
"wooden staves" and borg
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".
Of Spanish origin, meaning "black hill."
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
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]
The name of a country in North America
. The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean... [more]
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
Swedish county and province. The name could be derived from Swedish värma
meaning "warmth, to heat up".
Derived from Westra Aros
meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden
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]
VENEZUELA(Country)English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
The name of the Country in South America. Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago... [more]
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
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
From Old English Weolingtun
meaning "wealthy estate". Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is also the name of several settlements throughout the English-speaking world.
Newer form of Old English Eoferwicscir
, a combination of Eoferwic
"York" and scīr
Means "the zink mine" in Swedish. Zinkgruvan is both a village and a mine. It is the only locality in Sweden starting with Z.