Submitted Place Names Starting with G
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GABON (Country) English, Croatian
The name of the Country in Central Africa. Gabon, a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, has significant areas of protected parkland. The forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales... [more]
GAMBIA (Country) English
The name of the Country in West Africa. The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River... [more]
GATESHEAD (Settlement) English
A town in Northeast England. It most likely means 'goat's headland', implying that wild goats were a part of the local fauna.
GENEVA (Settlement) English
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.... [more]
GEORGIA (Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, named after King George II of Great Britain.
GEORGIA (Country) English
Possibly from Persian gurğ, gurğān
meaning "wolf" or Gorgan
meaning "land of the wolves". Georgia is a country in Europe right below the Caucasus region of Russia. Not to be confused with the American state "Georgia".
GERFALCO (Settlement) Italian
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic gairu
in Old High German) "spear", or from garva
in Old High German, and gearu
in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared." The second element is derived from Old High German falko
GIFU (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city and prefecture of the same name, located in central Japan.... [more]
GLASGOW (Settlement) Scottish
The largest city in Scotland. From Cumbric words equivalent to Welsh glas
, meaning 'blue' and gae
meaning 'field, enclosure'.
GLASTON (Settlement) English
This name is derived from towns scattered around Europe. There are French towns named Glaston, and it also is similar to the famous town Glastonbury Tor, the predicted location of the Holy Grail.
GLENDALE (Other) English
Named for the suburb in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, Australia. The name is Scottish
in origin and is taken from two words which both mean "valley".
GOLSPIE (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Sutherland, Scotland. It is derived from the Old Norse *gol
, 'gully' and byr
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
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
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]
GOTLAND (Island) Swedish
Named after a North Germanic tribe, the Gutes (Old Norse gotar
GRAN COLOMBIA (Country) History
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.
GROZNY (Settlement) Chechen, Russian, English
Derived from Russian грозный (grozniy)
meaning "fearsome" or "formidable". It is informally referred as Соьлжа–Гӏала (Solzha Ghala)
, "the city on the Sunzha
River", by the local Chechen people... [more]
GUAM (Other) English
The name of the Territory. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield... [more]
GUATEMALA (Country) English
The name of the Country in Central America. Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology... [more]
GUYANA (Country) English
The name of the Country in South America. Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region... [more]
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]