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BADEN   (Settlement)   German
The name of a town in Austria.
BADLEY   (Settlement)   English
Habitational name from Badley in Suffolk or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire, both named with the Old English personal name Bad(d)a + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
BAHAMAS   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in the Caribbean. The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to many large-scale hotels, are among the best known... [more]
BAHRAIN   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf, has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. In its modern capital, Manama, the acclaimed Bahrain National Museum showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia... [more]
BAIKAL   (Body of Water)   Russian, English
Derived from Mongolian Байгал нуур (Baygal nuur) meaning "nature lake"; from Mongolian байгалө (baigalö) "nature" and нуур (nuur) "lake". Lake Baikal is a rift lake in Siberia of Russia and the largest freshwater lake in the world.
BAKI   (Settlement)   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Baku.
BAKU   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Persian باد-کوبه (Bād-kube) meaning "wind-pounded city" (bād meaning "wind" and kube meaning "to pound". Baku is the capital of the Transcaucasian country of Azerbaijan.
BǍLGARIJA   (Country)   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Bulgaria.
BǍLGARIYA   (Country)   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Bulgaria.
BANGLADESH   (Country)   English
Means "land of the Bengalis", with the first element deriving 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)... [more]
BARBADOS   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in the Caribbean. Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654... [more]
BASHKIRIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Variant name for Bashkortostan.
BASHKIRIYA   (Political Subdivision)   Russian
Russian form of Bashkiria.
BASHKORTOSTAN   (Political Subdivision)   Russian, English
Means "land of the Bashkirs"; a combination of Bashkir—from Turkic baş meaning "head, chief, main, principal" and kurt meaning "wolf"—and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stan) meaning "land, place of", "country"... [more]
BAŞQORTOSTAN   (Political Subdivision)   Bashkir
Bashkir form of Bashkortostan.
BASTILIA   (Other)   Romanian
Romanian form of Bastille .
BASTILLA   (Other)   Spanish
Spanish form of Bastille.
BASTILLE   (Other)   French
This is the name of a fortress, formally known as Bastille Saint-Antoine, which played an important role in France's internal conflicts.... [more]
BASUTOLAND   (Country)   English
Lesotho's name prior to 1966.
BATHGATE   (Settlement)   Scottish
A town in West Lothian, Scotland. It is derived from the Cumbric beith, meaning 'boar' (Welsh baedd) and chyd, meaning 'wood, trees' (Welsh coed).
BEDDGELERT   (Settlement)   Welsh
A village in northwest Wales. The name means 'Gelert's grave', from Welsh bedd, 'grave' & Gelert, whose identity is a subject of debate.... [more]
BEIJING   (Settlement)   Chinese, English
Derived from Chinese 北 (běi) meaning "north" and 京 (jīng) meaning "capital". Beijing is the current capital city of China.
BEIRUT   (Settlement)   English
The capital of Lebanon. It is derived from Hebrew be'erot which means "the wells".
BELARUS   (Country)   Belarusian, Russian, English
Derived from Slavic bela meaning "white" and Rus, a medieval Slavic state; the name literally means "white Rus" or "white Russia".
BELGIUM   (Country)   English, Hungarian, Ancient Roman
Derived from Belgae, the name of a group of tribes. Belgium is a country in Western Europe.
BELGRADE   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Slavic beli, beo meaning "white" and grad meaning "city, town". The name comes from a white wall of a fortress that protected the city.
BELIZE   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Central America. Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life... [more]
BELLAGIO   (Political Subdivision)   Italian
Bellagio is an Italian comune in the Province of Como. It is also the name of a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
BENGAL   (Country)   Bengal
An independent kingdom from 1338-1539, now part of Bangladesh and India.
BENIN   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900... [more]
BEOGRAD   (Settlement)   Serbian
Serbian form of Belgrade.
BERGEN   (Settlement)   Dutch, Norwegian, German
Newer form of Bjǫrgvin, a combination of Old Norse bjarg "mountain" and vin "meadow". This is the 2nd largest city in Norway.
BERMUDA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Derived from the surname of Juan de Bermúdez, a 16th-century Spanish navigator alleged to have discovered the archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. Bermúdez is a surname meaning "son of Bermudo".
BETWS-Y-COED   (Settlement)   Welsh
A village in rural North-West Wales. The element betws, in Welsh means 'prayer house'. The y is the definite article 'the'. The final element coed means 'trees'. This gives a full name meaning 'prayer house in the forest'... [more]
BHUTAN   (Country)   English
Meaning uncertain, though one theory suggests an origin from Tibetan བོད (Bod), referring to the present-day region of Tibet in China, which ultimately derives from Sanskrit भोट-अन्त (Bhoṭa-anta) meaning "end of Tibet", relating to Bhutan's geographical position as the southern extremity of the Tibetan plateau... [more]
BIR LEHLOU   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Hassaniya Arabic bir lehlou meaning "sweet water well". Bir Lehlou is an oasis town in the Polisario-controlled region in northeastern Western Sahara.
BIRMINGHAM   (Settlement)   English
A city in central England. Its name derives from the Anglo-Saxon words meaning 'the farm of Beormund's people', from the personal name Beormund, ingas, meaning 'people' and ham, meaning 'farm'.
BISHKEK   (Settlement)   Kyrgyz, Russian, English
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from besh meaning "five" and kek meaning "chiefs", the word pishagakh meaning "place beneath the mountains" or from Kazakh besh meaning "five" and bik meaning "peaks"... [more]
BLACKPOOL   (Settlement)   English
A coastal town in Lancashire. Literally means 'black pool', so named from a nearby drainage stream which ran through a peat bog, discharging discoloured water into the nearby Irish Sea. (Compare Dublin).
BOGUSZA   (Political Subdivision)   Polish
Habitational name for someobody who comes form Boguszyniec, Poland, or have family members or ancestors from the area.
BONNYRIGG   (Settlement)   Scottish
A town, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It derives from Lowland Scots bonnie, meaning 'beautiful, fine', and rig, meaning 'ridge, hill-crest' (Old Norse hryggr, 'back, ridge', Dutch rug, 'ridge').
BORNEO   (Island)   English
The name of the Island in Asia. Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is shared by the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei... [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]
BOTSWANA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods... [more]
BOULDER   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Colorado, from Middle English bulderston, from a Scandinavian source akin to Swedish dialectal bullersten "noisy stone", (Swedish buller "rumbling noise" + sten "stone".
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.
BRIGHTON   (Settlement)   English
The name of an English city, meaning "bright town" in Old English.
BRIXTON   (Settlement)   English
The name of Brixton (a town in England).
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).
BROADFORD   (Settlement)   Scottish
A village in Skye, Scotland. It's name derives from the Old Norse words for 'wide fjord', referencing the local geography.... [more]
BROMLEY   (Settlement)   English
This is the name of a district and borough in south-east London.... [more]
BRONSTON   (Settlement)   English
Town in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
BRONX   (Settlement)   English
Name of a borough in New York City, name after Swedish settler Jonas Bronck.
BROUGHTON   (Settlement)   English
Broughton (Welsh: Brychdyn) is a district in Flintshire, Wales, close to the Wales–England border, located to the west of the City of Chester, England.
BRUNEI   (Country & River)   English, Malay
According to legend, the name "Brunei" is derived from the exclamation Baru nah! meaning "that's it!" or "there", shouted by Sultan Muhammad Shah (also known as Awang Alak Betatar), the first sultan of Brunei... [more]
BUCHANAN   (Political Subdivision)   Scottish
A parish of Stirlingshire, Scotland. It's name derives from the Gaelic buth 'house, shed' and chanain 'canon', thus meaning 'house of the canon'.
BUCHAREST   (Settlement)   English
Meaning uncertain. Traditional etymologies state that the city's name is derived from Bucur, the name of a prince, outlaw, fisherman, shepherd, or hunter (depending on the specific legend), whose name is derived from Romanian bucurie meaning "joy, happiness", probably of Dacian origin... [more]
BUCUREȘTI   (Settlement)   Romanian
Original Romanian form of Bucharest.
BURMA   (Country)   English
Burma officially changed its name to Myanmar in 1989 but many countries still aren't recognizing the change, such as the United States.
BURUNDI   (Country)   English
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.
BURYATIA   (Political Subdivision)   English
Derived from the name Buryat with an unknown meaning, denoting the indigenous Mongolic people who originally inhabited the area. Buryatia is a federal subject of Russia located in Siberia.
BURYATIYA   (Political Subdivision)   Russian
Russian form of Buryatia.
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