Submitted Place Names Starting with L

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LÄÄNEMERI (Body of Water) Estonian
Means "west sea" in Estonian. This is the Estonian name for the Baltic sea.
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.
LACÓNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laconia.
LACÔNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Laconia.
LACONIA (Settlement) English
Laconia is a place in New Hampshire.
LACONIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Laconia.
LACONIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Laconia.
LAKARI (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu and means "wood".
LAKÓNIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech
Czech form of Laconia.
LAKONIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Laconia.
LAKONIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Laconia.
LAKONIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Laconia.
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, Croatian
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, Bosnian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Slovene
Derived from Latgalians, the name of an ancient Eastern Baltic tribe inhabiting present-day Latvia.
LAUSITZ (Region) German, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Lusatia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Central European region.
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' (Welsh llawd). The word likely originally denoted a forest which covered the area of modern day Leeds.... [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'.
LENKIJA (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Poland.
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]
LESOTO (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Lesotho.
LETGALLEN (Region) Danish, Dutch, Afrikaans
Danish, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Latgale.
LETLAND (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch
Afrikaans, Danish and Dutch form of Latvia.
LETÓNIA (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
LETÒNIA (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
LETÔNIA (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
LETONIA (Country) Albanian, Romanian, Spanish
Albanian, Romanian and Spanish form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
LETONIJA (Country) Bosnian (Rare), Croatian (Rare), Macedonian (Rare), Serbian
Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian form of Lettonia, which is the Latin name for Latvia.... [more]
LETTLAND (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
LETTONIA (Country) Italian
This is the New Latin name for Latvia, which the Italians have adopted as their standard name for the country.
LETTONIE (Country) French
French form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
LEXINGTON (Settlement) English
A place name meaning "Leaxa's town" in Old English.
LHOTSE (Mountain) Tibetan
Lhotse is the name of a mountain in Tibet. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. ... [more]
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]
LIBĒRIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Liberia.
LIBIË (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Libya.
LĪBIJA (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Libya.
LIBURNIE (Region) French
French form of Liburnia.
LIBURNIEN (Region) German
German form of Liburnia.
LIBURNIJA (Region) Serbian
Serbian form of Liburnia.
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.
LIDIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lydia.
LIDITZE (Settlement) Hungarian (?)
It is a small town in Hungeria that was invaded and destroyed by the Nazi and was built again years later.
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'
LIGURIË (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liguria.
LIHTENŠTAJN (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Liechtenstein.
LIJFLAND (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Livonia.
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.
LISIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lycia.
LISZA (Settlement) Hungarian
Lisa (German: Lissa; Hungarian: Lisza) is a commune located in Romania, Brașov County, in the Făgăraș area.
LITAUE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lithuania.
LITOUWEN (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Lithuania.
LITVA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Lithuania.
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', or else the Old English formation *Liferpōl, 'thick, muddy pool'.
LIVLAND (Region) German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of Livonia.
LIVÓNIA (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Livonia.
LIVÔNIA (Region) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Livonia.
LIVONIA (Region) History, Albanian, Aragonese, Asturian, Basque, English, Galician, Indonesian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Livonia was a historic region in the Baltic, located approximately in present-day southern Estonia and northern Latvia. The name is derived from the name of the indigenous people living in the area, the Livonians.
LIVONIE (Region) French
French form of Livonia.
LJUBLJANA (Settlement) Slovene, Croatian, English
The origin of the city's name is unclear. In the Middle Ages, both the river and the town were also known by the German name Laibach. This name was in official use as an endonym until 1918, and it remains frequent as a German exonym, both in common speech and official use... [more]
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
LOCH AN DAIMH (Body of Water) Scottish
The name of several lakes in Scotland.
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]
LOFOTEN (Other) Norwegian
Modern definite form of Lófót which is a combination of Old Swedish "lynx" and Old Norse fótr "foot". Lofoten is a archipelago in Norway known for it's dramatic scenery.
LOGAN (Other) Scottish
Logan is a Scottish place name, meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LOMBARDIJE (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lombardy.
LOMBARDYE (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lombardy.
LOTARINGE (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Lorraine.
LOTHARINGEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lorraine.
LOUISIANA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after King Louis XIV of France.
LOULON (Other) Ancient Greek (Rare, Archaic)
Loulon (Greek: Λοῦλον), in Arabic known as Lu'lu'a (Arabic: لولوة‎), was a fortress near the modern village of Hasangazi in Turkey.... [more]
LOVIISA (Settlement) Finnish
Loviisa is a town in the south of Finland named after Swedish queen Lovisa Ulrika.
LOVISA (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish form of Loviisa.
LOXTON (Settlement) English
A town in England.
LUCCA (Political Subdivision) Italian
A name for a person who comes from Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
LUCERA (Settlement) Italian
Lucera is an Italian city in the province of Foggia in the region of Apulia, and the seat of the Diocese of Lucera-Troia.... [more]
LUCERNE (Settlement) English, French
LUIK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Liège.
LUJÁN (Settlement) Spanish
The name of a city in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, best known for its basilica.... [more]
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".
LUMHALGHS (Settlement) Medieval English
The name of a lost place in the historic county of Lancashire; the hamlet of Lumhalghs was located east of the river Roch. Allegedly, it was derived from the Old English elements lum "pool" and halh "nook, recess".... [more]
LUSITAANIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Lusitania.
LÚSITANÍA (Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lusitania.
LUSITÂNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lusitania.
LUSITÁNIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech
Czech form of Lusitania.
LUSITANIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Lusitania.
LUSITANIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Lusitania.
LUTECIA (Settlement) Aragonese
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]
LUXEMBURG (Country) Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian and Swedish form of Luxembourg.
LUXOR (Other) English
LUZITÁNIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Slovak
Slovak form of Lusitania.
LUZITANIJA (Political Subdivision & Region) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian form of Lusitania.
LUZITANIYA (Political Subdivision & Region) Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian
Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian form of Lusitania.
LUZYTANIA (Political Subdivision & Region) Polish
Polish form of Lusitania.
LYCAONIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lycaonia.
LYCIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lycia.
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"
LYDIË (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Lydia.
LYFLAND (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Livonia.