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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.
HACKNEY   (Settlement)   English
A district of London. It possibly derives from Old English Haka’s ey, meaning 'Haka's Island'.
HAITI   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in the Caribbean. Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact... [more]
HAKONE   (Settlement)   Japanese
This is the name of a resort town in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture which, apart from its hot spring resorts, houses the Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, はこねじんじゃ) which dedicates to the Hakone Gongen (箱根権現, はこねごんげん).... [more]
HALIFAX   (Settlement)   English
HÄLSINGLAND   (Region)   Swedish
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.
HAMPSHIRE   (Other)   English
Name of numerous places in England, foremost a large county in South England, from the name Hampton + Old English scir "division", "district".
HAMPTON   (Other)   English
Name of numerous places in England, from Anglo-Saxon ham "homestead " or hamm "water meadow" + tun "enclosure" "settlement".
HAWAII   (Island)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, of uncertain origin. Theories from Proto-Polynesian hawaiki which possibly means place of the gods" or from Proto-Polynesian sawaiki "homeland", or possibly named for Hawaiʻiloa, legendary discoverer of the Hawaiian islands.
HAYASTAN   (Country)   Armenian
Armenian form of Armenia.
HELMSLEY   (Settlement)   English
A small market town in Northern England. It's name derives from the Old English Helm, a personal name and leah, which means 'clearing, field'.
HELSINGBORG   (Settlement)   Swedish
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.
HELSINGFORS   (Settlement)   Swedish
Swedish form of Helsinki, meaning "the Helsinge rapids".
HELSINGØR   (Settlement)   Danish, Norwegian
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.
HELSINKI   (Settlement)   Finnish
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]
HERSHEY   (Settlement)   English
A small community in Pennsylvania.
HESHMON   (Settlement)   Biblical Hebrew
City south of Judah, recorded in Joshua 15:27. Literal meaning, "fatness." Contextual meaning, "abundant blessing."
HIERMANIJA   (Country)   Belarusian
Belarusian form of Germany.
HIMALAYA   (Mountain)   Various
The name of the Mountain between Nepal and China.
HJÄLMAREN   (Body of Water)   Swedish
Derived from Old Swedish *iælmber "noise, rumble".
HOLLAND   (Region)   English (Modern)
The name of a region in The Netherlands which started as a county in medieval times, later (during the Renaissance) became a province in the Dutch Republic and which is nowadays divided into the two provinces Noord-Holland ("North Holland") and Zuid-Holland ("South Holland")... [more]
HONDURAS   (Country)   Spanish
Means "depths" in Spanish.
HOUSTON   (Settlement)   English
Houston is the name of several cities in the United States. Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the US. It was named after general Sam Houston (1793-1863) (see HOUSTON).
HOY   (Island)   Scottish
The name is from the Isle of Hoy in Scotland.
HULL   (Settlement & River)   American, English
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