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LAÂYOUNE   (Settlement)   French
French variant of Laayoune.
LAAYOUNE   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Arabic العيون (al-'ayūn) meaning "the (water) springs". Laayoune is the largest city in the disputed region of Western Sahara.
LACONIA   (Settlement)   English
Laconia is a place in New Hampshire.
LAKARI   (Settlement)   Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu and means "wood".
LAMPERT   (Settlement)   English
A tiny hamlet in Northumberland, near the border with Cumbria. Despite this location's small size, several theories have emerged relating to the etymology of this unique name, which was first recorded in c.1290 as Lythel Lampard.... [more]
LANARK   (Settlement)   Scottish
A small town in Lanarkshire, Central Scotland. It's name is of Cumbric origin and is thought to be equivalent with Welsh llanerch, 'open space in a forest'.
LANGBARÐALAND   (Country)   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for Italy.
LANSING   (Settlement)   English
The English usage is a place name originally derived from the town of Lancing in West Sussex (and which has also given names to other towns such as Lansing, Michigan and Lansing, New York). ''Lancing'' comes from the Old English personal name ''Wlanc'', meaning ''proud, imperious'', with the added suffix ''-ing'', indicating ''family of or follower of''.
LAOS   (Country)   English
From a word coined by the French when they united the three kingdoms of Laos into the French Indochina, a group of federal colonial territories in Southeast Asia. They pluralized the word ລາວ (Lāo), which refers to the dominant ethnic group the region... [more]
LATVIA   (Country)   English, Finnish, Norwegian
Cognate of Latvija.
LATVIJA   (Country)   Latvian
Derived from Latgalians, the name of an ancient Eastern Baltic tribe inhabiting present-day Latvia.
LAWASA   (Body of Water)   Fijian
LEBANON   (Country)   English
From the name of Mount Lebanon, which is ultimately from the Phoenician and Semitic root lbn meaning "white", most likely referring to the snow on the mountains. This is the name of a republic in West Asia and the Middle East and a mountain range.
LEEDS   (Settlement)   Celtic
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It derives it's name from a Brythonic term Ladenses, meaning 'people of the fast-flowing river'. This word likely has some cognacy with the Modern Welsh llaesed, 'flowing' and possibly llaith, 'wet'... [more]
LEITH   (Settlement & River)   Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith, meaning 'damp, moist'.
LÉRIDA   (Settlement)   Spanish
LESOTHO   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana... [more]
LETTLAND   (Country)   Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
LEXINGTON   (Settlement)   English
A place name meaning "Leaxa's town" in Old English.
LIBERIA   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire. On the Atlantic coast, the capital city of Monrovia is home to the Liberia National Museum, with its exhibits on national culture and history... [more]
LIBYA   (Country)   English
Derived from Arabic ليبيا (Līb(i)yā), denoting Africa or northwest Africa; ultimately from ancient Greek Λιβύη (Libúē). Libya is an African nation in the Maghreb.
LIDETA   (Settlement)   African
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.
LIDITZE   (Settlement)   Hungarian (?)
It is a small town in Hungeria that was invaded and destroyed by the Nazi and was built again years later.
LIETUVA   (Country)   Lithuanian, Latvian, Sami
Of unknown origin. It's possibly derived form Lithuanian lietus "rain".
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'
LIHTENŠTAJN   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Liechtenstein.
LILLE   (Settlement)   French
Name of a city in France.
LIMA   (Settlement)   Spanish (Latin American)
Lima is a corruption of the name Rimac.
LINDLEY   (Settlement)   English
This is the name of several places located in England, United States and South Africa.... [more]
LINLEY   (Settlement)   English
This is the name of a hamlet, located in Shropshire in England.... [more]
LINZ   (Settlement)   English
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.
LISBON   (Settlement)   English
English form of Lisboa.
LITHUANIA   (Country)   English
English form of Lietuva.
LIVERPOOL   (Settlement)   English, Welsh
A port city in western England on the mouth of the River Mersey. Uncertain origin. Possibly derived from Cumbric words equivalent to the Welsh leidiau, meaning 'mud' and pwll, meaning 'pool'.
LLANBERIS   (Settlement)   Welsh
A village in North Wales. The first element is Welsh llan, 'parish, church of-'. The second is a corruption of Peris, a 6th century Welsh saint.
LLORET DE MAR   (Settlement)   Catalan
LOCKERBIE   (Settlement)   Scottish
A small town in Southern Scotland. It derives from the personal name Lockhard and the Old Norse suffix -by, meaning 'town'. ... [more]
LOUISIANA   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after King Louis XIV of France.
LOXTON   (Settlement)   English
A town in England.
LUCCA   (Political Subdivision)   Italian
A name for a person who comes from Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
LUCERNE   (Settlement)   English, French
LUKSEMBURG   (Country)   Croatian
Croatian form of Luxembourg.
LULEÅ   (Settlement)   Swedish
City in Northern Sweden named after Lule älv. Luleå is located in the province/county Norrbotten.
LULE ÄLV   (River)   Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv "river".
LUXEMBOURG   (Country)   English
The name of the Country in Europe. Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast... [more]
LUXOR   (Other)   English
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.
LYDBROOK   (Settlement)   English
This is a village in the Forest of Dean, Old English for "dwell by the river"
LYVENNET   (River)   English
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