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PHNOM PENH(Settlement)Khmer, English
Means "Penh's hill" in Khmer, a combination of ភ្នំ (pnum) "hill, mountain" and ពេញ (bpeuñ) meaning "full", but referring to Lady Penh, a wealthy woman in Cambodian legend who built a new temple for the Buddha after a flood (today believed to be the temple of Wat Phnom)... [more]
PLOVDIV(Settlement)Bulgarian, English
"Plovdiv" is the British English form of the city's original Greek name: Philippopolis, which means "the city of Phillip". It is also the Bulgarian evolution of one of the city's names: Pulpudeva... [more]
PONDICHERRY(Political Subdivision & Settlement)English
Derived from Tamil புதுச்சேரி (putuccēri) meaning "new town". Pondicherry (Puducherry) is the capital city of an Indian state of the same name.
PONTEFRACT(Settlement)English
From Latin ponte fracto, meaning 'broken bridge'.
PORTLAND(Settlement)American
In America, it is most likely used as a place name in reference to Portland, Oregon.
PRAGUE(Settlement)English, French, Norman
English, French, and Norman cognate of Praha. This is the capital city of Czechia.
PUDSEY(Settlement)English
This name is of Anglo - Saxian origin.... [more]
PUNJAB(Political Subdivision & Region)English, German, Malay, Italian, Norwegian, Welsh, Swahili, Dutch, Scots
From Punjabi پنجاب (Paṉjāb) or ਪੰਜਾਬ (Pañjāb) both meaning "land of five waters"; ultimately from Persian پنج (panj) "five" combined with آب (âb) "water"... [more]
RABAT(Settlement)English
Derived from Arabic الرِّبَاط‎‎ (ar-ribāṭ), which ultimately comes from رباط (rabṭ) meaning "binding, fastening, tying". Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its seventh largest city.
RALEIGH(Settlement)English
Name of the capital in North Carolina, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island.
RHODE ISLAND(Island & Political Subdivision)English
Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
RHODESIA(Country)English
Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia (named after British diplomat Cecil Rhodes) prior to 1980.
ROSEBERY(Settlement)English
Australian locational name.
SACRAMENTO(Settlement)English
Name of a city in California, from Spanish sacramento, in honor of the Holy Sacrament.
SAHARA(Region & Political Subdivision)Arabic, English
Derived directly from Arabic ‏صحارى‎ (ṣaḥārā), the plural form of صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa is the largest hot desert and third largest desert in the world... [more]
SAINT PETERSBURG(Settlement)English
Derived from German Sankt Petersburg meaning "Saint Peter's city", a reference to Saint Peter, a Disciple of Jesus Christ or Peter the Great, a Russian tsar. Saint Petersburg is a city in Russia and the former capital of the country... [more]
SAKHA(Political Subdivision)English
Derived from Turkic saqa, saha meaning "cue" or "bat". The Sakha Republic (or Yakutia) is a federal subject in the Russian Far East.
SAKHALIN(Island)Russian, English
Derived from Manchu sahaliyan meaning "black". A misconception of the original Manchu word led to the present name. "Sahaliyan Ula" is also the Manchu name for the Amur River. Sakhalin Island is an island in the Far East of Russia, right above Japan.
SAN ANTONIO(Settlement & River)English
Means "Saint Anthony" from Spanish san "Saint" + Antonio, a Spanish form of the given name ANTHONY. The river was named after San Antonio de Padua by the first governor of Spanish Texas, Domingo Terán de los Ríos in 1691... [more]
SANDHURST(Settlement)English
Old English, meaning "sandy thicket of trees." A place name. In England, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (named after the village it is located) is the prestigious British Army officer training centre.
SAN DIEGO(Settlement)English
Name of a city in California, meaning "Saint Diego" from Spanish san "Saint" + the given name DIEGO.
SAN FRANCISCO(Settlement)English
Name of a city in California, from the Spanish term for St. Francis of Assisi.
SAN JOSE(Settlement)English
Name of a city in California, meaning "Saint Joseph" from Spanish san "Saint" + Jose, a Spanish form of JOSEPH.
SAUDI ARABIA(Country)English
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it’s home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad... [more]
SCANDINAVIA(Region)English
Likely derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjō meaning "danger, damage". Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe and usually refers to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
SCANIA(Region & Political Subdivision)English, Italian, Ancient Roman
English, Italian and Latin form of Skåne.
SCARBOROUGH(Settlement)English
The name of a city in England. It is mentioned in the folk song "Scarborough Fair" about a fair held in the Middle Ages. A notable version of this song is the one by Simon and Garfunkel.
SEDBERGH(Settlement)English
A small town in rural Northern England. Its name derives from Old Norse sed, meaning 'sand' and berg, meaning 'mountain', referring to the mountainous location of Sedbergh and possibly the sandstone hills.
SENEGAL(Country & River)English, Croatian
Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. ... [more]
SEOUL(Settlement)Korean, English
Derived from the Korean word seo'ul meaning "capital city", which is thought to be from the word 서라벌 (Seorabeol) which is referring to the old capital of Silla, Gyeongju. The city was formerly called: Wirye-seong, Hanju, Namgyeong, Hanseong, Hanyang, and Gyeongsyeong... [more]
SERBIA(Country)English
Derived from Serbo-Croatian srbi and ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic sьrbъ meaning "ally", "Serb", or "Sorb". Serbia is a South Slavic nation in southeastern Europe.
SETON(Settlement)English
A Scottish place, Seaton near Longniddry, "is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English "sea, lake" and tun "enclosure, settlement"... [more]
SEYCHELLES(Island)English
from the Seychelles Islands
SHYMKENT(Settlement)Kazakh, Russian, English
Derived frim Turkic chim, shym meaning "turf, meadow" and kent meaning "city". The name means "green city". Shymkent is a city in Kazakhstan and was formerly named Chimkent.
SIAM(Country)English
Changed its name to Thailand in 1939.
SIBERIA(Region)English
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests its derivation from Siberian Tatar Sib Ir meaning "sleeping land", while another suggests an origin from the ethonym Sirtya, Syopyr, an ethnic group which spoke a language that evolved into the Ugric languages... [more]
SIERRA LEONE(Country)English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city, Freetown, commemorates the nation’s slave-trade history with the Cotton Tree landmark and King’s Yard Gate... [more]
SIKKIM(Country)English
Now part of far northern India, Sikkim was an independent monarchy from the 17th century until 1975.
SINDH(Political Subdivision & Region)Urdu, Sindhi, English
From Sindhu, the Sanskrit name of the Indus River; ultimately from the Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu) meaning "river, stream". This is the name of a province in southeastern Pakistan, the ancestral home of the Sindhi people.
SINGAPORE(Country)English
Derived from Malay singapura which ultimately comes from Sanskrit सिंहपुर (Siṃhapura) meaning "lion city", a combination of सिंह ‎(siṃhá) meaning "lion" and पुर ‎(pura) meaning "city, town"... [more]
SKIPTON(Settlement)English
A town in North Yorkshire, England meaning "sheep town".
SMARA(Settlement)English
Meaning unknown. Smara is a Moroccan-controlled city in the disputed Western Sahara.
SNOWDON(Mountain)English
Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa, pronounced ər ˈwɪðva) is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands.e
SOFIA(Settlement)Bulgarian, English
Capital of Bulgaria named after the Saint Sofia Church located in the city. The name was first used by Bulgarian tsar Ivan Shishman in the 14th century.
SOMALIA(Country)English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.
SORTOBE(Settlement)Kazakh, Russian, English
Meaning unknown. Sortobe is a small settlement located near the border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The population consists mostly of Dungans, an ethnic group from China.
SOUTH CAROLINA(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, Named after King Charles I of England.
SOUTH DAKOTA(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, also the name of indigenous people of the Great Plains, from the Dakota word dakhóta "friend".
SPALDING(Settlement)English
This is the name of several places in England, USA, Canada and Australia, including one located in the eastern English county of Lincolnshire.... [more]
SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE(Settlement)Sinhalese, English
Means "the blessed fortress city of growing victory" or "fortified city of victory" in Sinhalese. This is the name of the capital city of Sri Lanka.
SRI LANKA(Country)English
From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (ś‍rī laṁkāva) which is ultimately from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) "holy, splendid, radiant, beautifying, adorning" and लङ्का (laṅkā) "island"... [more]
STATHAM(Settlement)English
This is the name of a hamlet in the civil parish of Lymm, part of the borough of Warrington in Cheshire (Lancashire before 1974) in northern England. See Statham on the surname site for more information.
SUMATRA(Island)English
The name of the Island in Indonesia. Sumatra, a large Indonesian island west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is known for its rugged tropical terrain, wildlife and smoldering volcanoes. To the north, the city of Banda Aceh, which was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has a museum commemorating the disaster... [more]
SUNDERLAND(Settlement)English
A port city in North-East England. Derives from Old English sundor, 'separate' (c.f German sondern, 'but, instead') and land, 'land'.
SURINAME(Country)English
The name of the Country in South America. Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. It's defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture... [more]
SWAZILAND(Country)English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails... [more]
TAHOE(Body of Water)American
Tahoe is a lake on the California/Nevada border in America.
TAIWAN(Country)English
While Taiwan still exists, it is not always considered an independent country. However, it did represent China in the United Nations until 1971.
TAJIKISTAN(Country)English
Means "land of the Tajiks"; a combination of Persian tāži—a name for the Arab enemies of the Persian people or the name of a pre-Islamic tribe—which is thought to be from the name of the Arabic tribe طائی (ṭāʼī); also used to denote a Persian who converted to Islam, thus a person who became an "Arab" and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) "land, place of", "country".... [more]
TALLENTIRE(Settlement)English
A village in Cumbria, England. From Cumbric tal-y-tir, probably meaning 'end of the land'.
TALLINN(Settlement)Estonian, English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Estonia and previously known as Reval until 1918. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to be derived from Estonian Taani-linn(a) meaning "Danish castle" or "Danish town".
TAMPA(Settlement)English
After the city of Tampa in the state of Florida. Tampa is from a Calusa word, the Calusa being the Native American tribe that once lived in the area. The exact word in unknown; it may have meant "sticks of fire", possibly referring to lightning, or "the place to gather sticks"... [more]
TANGANYIKA(Country)English
These two African countries united in 1964 to form Tanzania.
TANGIER(Settlement)English
Meaning uncertain, though it is said to be derived from the name Tingis, the daughter of the Titan Atlas in Greek mythology. Another theory suggests an origin from Semitic tigisis meaning "harbour"... [more]
TARRANT(River)English
River Tarrant in Dorset.
TASHKENT(Settlement)English, Russian
Derived from Turkic tash meaning "stone" and kent meaning "city"; literally means "stone city". Tashkent is the capital of the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan.
TATARSTAN(Political Subdivision)Tatar, Russian, English
Means "land of the Tatars"; a combination of Tatar—most likely created in the nomadic Tatar confederation and transmitted into Latin, English, French, etc… from Persian and Turkish tātār "mounted messenger" and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) "place, land of", "country".Tatarstan is a federal subject of Russia.
TBILISI(Settlement)Georgian, English
Derived from Georgian ტფილი (tipili) and Old Georgian ტფილისი (ṭpilisi) meaning "warm". Tbilisi is the capital of the nation of Georgia in the Caucasus.
TEES(River)English
A river in Northeast England. The precise origin of name is not known for sure. But, given that it is one of Britain's major rivers, several theories have emerged:... [more]
TENNESSEE(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Cherokee tanasi, the name of a Cherokee village. The meaning is unknown.
TESLIN(Other)English
Name of a mountain, plateau, river, and small lake in Yukon, Canada, and of a larger lake spanning the Yukon-British Columbia border.
TEXAS(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish Texas, Tejas, originally an ethnic name, from Caddo taysha "friends, allies" written as a plural.
THAMES(River)English
The name of the river in southern England on which London is situated. This is a Brythonic river-name, explained as a derivative of Common Brythonic *temēlos, 'darkness' (compare Old Welsh timuil, 'darkness').
THESSALONIKA(Settlement)English
Greek city
THESSALONIKI(Settlement)English, Greek
The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós) referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē) "victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
TIBET(Country)English
A kingdom established in the 7th century, Tibet was invaded by China in 1950 and has since been known as the Xizang Autonomous Region of China.
TIPTREE(Settlement)English
Tiptree is a village in the East of England. Tiptree comes from Tipper's Tree.
TOBAGO(Island)English
The name of the Island in Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago is the smaller of the 2 Caribbean islands comprising the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It’s known for its wide, sandy beaches and biodiverse tropical rainforest... [more]
TOFINO(Settlement)English
Spanish explorer's name.
TOGO(Country)English, Croatian
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.... [more]
TOPEKA(Political Subdivision)English
Name of the capital city in Kansas, meaning "a good place to dig potatoes". From Kansa to "wild potato" + pi "good" + ke "to dig".
TORONTO(Settlement)English
The name of a city in Canada.
TRIBECA(Settlement)English
After the New York neighbourhood, ultimately derived from "TRIangle BElow CAnal street".
TRIPOLI(Settlement)English
Derived from Italian Tripoli, which is from Latin Tripolis, ultimately from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις ‎(Trípolis) meaning "three cities"; a combination of τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city"... [more]
TUCSON(Settlement)English
Of Spanish origin, meaning "black hill."
TUNIS(Settlement & Country)English, Arabic, Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tajik, Armenian
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from Tanith, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
TUNISIA(Country)English, Italian, Galician
Derived from the name تُونِس (tūnis), the name of the capital city of Tunisia (see Tunis, of disputed meaning. One theory suggests Berber origin from the Tamazight root ⵜⵏⵙ (tns) meaning "to lay down" or "encampment" or ens meaning "to lie down, to pass the night", Others state that the name is from Tanith, the name of a Phoenician goddess, or from Tynes, the name of an ancient city... [more]
TURKMENISTAN(Country)English, Croatian
Means "land of the Turkmens"; a combination of Turkmen Türkmen, which is derived from Turkish Türk "Turk" and Sogdian -myn, -men "resembling, like" (in all meaning "resembling a Turk, like a Turk, co-Turk") and the Persian suffix ـستان (-stān) "land, place of", "country"... [more]
TUSCANY(Region)English
Tuscany is named after the Etruscans who settled central Italy in the 8th century BC.
TUVA(Political Subdivision)English
Derived from the name Tuvan, referring to the native ethnic group of the region. The word Tuvan itself has an unknown etymological origin and meaning. The Tuva Republic is a federal subject of Russia located in southern Siberia and bordering Mongolia.
TYNE(River)English
A river in North-East England. Its meaning is unknown, but some sources relate it to a word in a local Celtic or pre-Celtic language *tei-*, meaning 'river'. However, the evidence for the existence of such a word is insufficient.... [more]
UDMURTIA(Political Subdivision)English
From the name Udmurt, denoting the native ethnic group that originally inhabited the area. The word Udmurt is most likely derived from *odo-mort meaning "meadow people"; a combination of Permic *od(o) "meadow, glade, turf, greenery" and murt meaning "man--ultimately deriving from Scythian *mertä, *martiya meaning "person, man"... [more]
UFA(Settlement)Russian, English
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be derived from Turkic ufak meaning "small", uba meaning "hill" (possibly a reference to a hill it sits atop of), up meaning "water" in Persian, or from the name of Bashkir tribe, upai... [more]
UGANDA(Country)English, Croatian
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa.... [more]
UKRAINE(Country)English
The meaning of the name is not fully certain, but different sources claim that it means "borderland", "homeland", "region", or "country". Before becoming an independent country, it was referred to as "the Ukraine", but the formal name for the nation is now "Ukraine".
ULAANBAATAR(Settlement)Mongolian, English
Derived from Mongolian улаан (ulaan) meaning "red" and баатар (baatar) meaning "hero"; literally means "red hero". Ulaanbaatar is Mongolia's capital and largest city.
ULAN-UDE(Settlement)Russian, English
Means "red Uda" in Buryat, referring to communism (red) and the Uda River. It was formerly called Udinskoye, Udinsk, and Verkhneudinsk. Ulan-Ude is a city in Russia and the capital of the Russian federal subject of Buryatia.
UNITED STATES(Country)English
The name of a country in North America. The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean... [more]
URUGUAY(Country)English
The name of the Country in South America. Uruguay is a South American country known for its verdant interior and beach-lined coast. The capital, Montevideo, revolves around Plaza Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel... [more]
UTAH(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from Spanish yuta, name of the indigenous Uto-Aztecan people of the Great Basin perhaps from Western Apache (Athabaskan) yudah "high" (in reference to living in the mountains).
UZBEKISTAN(Country)English, Russian, Croatian, Slovene, Slovak, Swedish, Swahili, Indonesian, Serbian, Malay
The first element, Uzbek, is of uncertain etymology. One theory suggests that the name is a combination of Turkic uz meaning "genuine" and the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master", ultimately from Sogdian bek... [more]
VENEZUELA(Country)English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
The name of the Country in South America. Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago... [more]
VERMONT(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, literally "green mountain" from French verde "green" + mont "mountain".
VIENTIANE(Settlement)English, French
From Lao ວຽງຈັນ (Wīang Chan) meaning "city of sandalwood"; composed of Lao ວຽງ (wīang) "city, town" and ຈັນ (chan) "sandalwood" as well as "moon, Monday"... [more]
VILNIUS(Settlement)Lithuanian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Lithuania. Named after the Vilnia River whose name is derived from Lithuanian vilnis "wave".
VIRGINIA(Political Subdivision)English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, "country of the Virgin", after Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married.
VIROQUA(Settlement)English
From the Spanish Veragua. A town in Wisconsin.
VLADIKAVKAZ(Settlement)English, Russian
Means "ruler of the Caucasus", from the Slavic element vladeti meaning "to rule, to control" and the Russian word Кавказ (Kavkaz) meaning "Caucasus". Vladikavkaz is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
VOLGA(River)English, Russian
English and Russian name for the largest river in Europe. The Old Mari name of the river is Volgydo, which means "bright". The name volgydo is cognate to Finno-Ugric valkea meaning "white" or "bright"... [more]
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'.
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]
WELLINGTON(Settlement)English
From Old English Weolingtun meaning "wealthy estate". Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is also the name of several settlements throughout the English-speaking world.
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.
WORCESTERSHIRE(Political Subdivision)English (British)
Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of 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".
XINJIANG(Political Subdivision & Region)Chinese, English
Means "new frontier"; derived from Chinese 新 (xīn) meaning "new" and 疆 (jiāng) meaning "frontier". Xinjiang, officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is an area in western China and home to Chinese ethnic minorities such as Uyghurs, Huis, etc...
YAKUTIA(Political Subdivision)English
Variant name for the Sakha Republic. The name is derived from Turkic zhaqut meaning "precious stone" or "ruby".
YEREVAN(Settlement)Armenian, English
Meaning disputed. It could be derived from the name of an Armenian king named Yerevand (Orontes) IV. It could also be derived from the name of a Urartian fortress called Էրեբունի (Erebuni), and evolved into "Yerevan" over time (Erebuni to Erevani to Erevan to Yerevan)... [more]
YONKERS(Settlement)English
Name of the 4th most populous city in New York state, a variant of Dutch Jonkers, jonker, "young gentleman", derived from Dutch jong "young".
YORKSHIRE(Region)English
Newer form of Old English Eoferwicscir, a combination of Eoferwic "York" and scīr "shire, district".
YOSHKAR-OLA(Settlement)English, Russian, Mari
Means "red city" in Mari. The city was formerly named Tsaryovokokshaysk and Krasnokokshaysk. Yoshkar-Ola is a city in Russia and the capital city of the Russian republic of Mari El.
YUGOSLAVIA(Country)English
The original Yugoslavia divided up into Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia in the early 1990s.
YUKON(Region)English
ZAMBIA(Country)English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge... [more]
ZANZIBAR(Island)English
Means "black-skinned coast", from the Arabic زنجبار (Zanjibār) which is from Persian زنگبار (zangebâr), a combination of Persian زنگی (zangi) "black, dark-skinned" and بار (bār) "bank, shore, coast"... [more]
ZIMBABWE(Country)English
The name of the Country in East Africa. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas... [more]