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WALES   (Country)   English, Wales
A country in Europe and a part of the United Kingdom. Its name derives from the Old English Wælisc, meaning 'foreigner, Welshman'. ... [more]
WALTON   (Settlement)   English
The name of several villages in England, particularly Lancashire. Named from Old English wale, meaning 'Celt, foreigner' (Compare Wales) and tun, meaning 'town, village'.
WASHINGTON   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, in honor of president George Washington.
WATERFORD   (Settlement)   Irish
A city in Southern Ireland. Its name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vädur, 'ram', See Wetherby) and fjord, 'fjord'.
WATFORD   (Settlement)   English
WEAR   (River)   English
A river in North-East England. It is taken to be of Old Celtic origin and meant 'blood-colored water', referring to the reddish-brown color of the river. In modern Welsh, the name would be waed dwr, 'blood water'... [more]
WESTEROS   (Other)   Popular Culture, Literature
Westeros is a fictional continent in the Game of Thrones-universe created by George R. R. Martin. The other continents are Essos, Sothoryos, and Ulthos. The name is very similar, both in writing and pronunciation, to Västerås (West Aros)... [more]
WEST VIRGINIA   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, The western, transmontane, counties of Virginia; separated from Virginia during Civil War.
WETHERBY   (Settlement)   English
A town in West Yorkshire. It's name derives from Old Norse veðra, 'ram' (Swedish vadur, Norwegian vær) and byr, 'farm'. See Waterford.
WICHITA   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Kansas, named after the Native American tribe Wichita. Possibly from Wichita We-chate hatchee, "Red Water River".
WIGAN   (Settlement)   English
A town in Northern England. Its etymology is uncertain but several have been suggested:... [more]
WINNIPEG   (Settlement)   English
Name of a city in Manitoba, Canada Ojibwe wiinibig "dirty waters", from wini "dirty" + nibi "water".
WISCONSIN   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from French Ouisconsin, likely from the Miami word Meskonsing "it lies red".
WISLEY   (Settlement)   English
It is a small village in Surrey, England.
WORTHINGTON   (Settlement)   English
Place name meaning either "Wurð's settlement" or "enclosed settlement" in Old English.
WRYETON   (Settlement)   English
Middle English Wry(e) may mean "bent", "twisted" combined with the "ton" ending.
WYOMING   (Political Subdivision)   English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Algonquian chwewamink "at the big river flat," from xw "big" + e:wam "river flat" + enk "place".
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