Ancient Submitted Place Names
were used in various ancient regions.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Caria was an ancient province near the Aegean Sea in Asia Minor.
ISCA(River)Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History
Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska
- "water" (cognate with whiskey
). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
JÓRVÍK(Settlement)Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of York
. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic
, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum
possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
KENT(Region)English, Ancient Celtic
A county in South-East England. Derived from Ancient Celtic Cantus
, 'border, rim', cognate with Welsh cant
ORCADIA(Island)Medieval, Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
A medieval name for the Orkney Islands, the famous archipelago of the northwest coast of Scotland. It comes from the Roman name Orcades
which was probably derived from Celtic *forko
- "young pig"... [more]
PEN-Y-GHENT(Mountain)English, Ancient Celtic
A mountain in Yorkshire, Northern England. In the Cumbric Language, the element pen
, exactly as in Welsh, meant 'head, top, summit', and y
, also as in Welsh, meant the definite article 'the'... [more]
Phoenice or Phoenike
was an ancient Greek city in Epirus and capital of the Chaonians.45
It was also the location of the Treaty of Phoenice which ended the First Macedonian War,6
as well as one of the wealthiest cities in Epirus until the Roman conquest.... [more]
From the Ancient Greek: Φοινίκη, Phoiníkē meaning "purple country") was a thalassocratic ancient Semitic civilization that originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the west of the Fertile Crescent.
Possibly derived from the Oscan pompe
"five", becoming the Latin second declension plural, pompeii
. This may be because the community formerly consisted of five hamlets, or was perhaps settled by a family group (gens Pompeia
Latin and Ancient Greek name for the Bulgarian city now known as SOFIA
. Named after the Celtic tribe Serdi
Old Norse name for a region around the Caspian sea
in the Middle East. The name is composed of Old Norse serkr
"gown" and land
"country". Serkland does not correspond with any modern country or region.
Old Norse name for a place in modern Canada, named by viking Leif Eriksson c. 1000 AD. The first element of the name is uncertain, but it could be from Old Norse vín
"wine" or vin