French Submitted Place Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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ABONDANCE (Political Subdivision) French
ACADIE (Region) French
French form of Acadia.
ACARNANIE (Region) French
French form of Acarnania.
AMBRACIE (Settlement) French
French form of Ambracia.
ANATOLIE (Region) French
French form of Anatolia.
ANCRE (River) French
This is the name of a river in Picardy, France.
ANDELLE (River) French
The name of a river in Normandy, France.
ANJOU (Other) English, French
From the name of the former county/duchy/province centered around the city of Angers in the Loire Valley of western France, which is in the present-day département of Maine-et-Loire. It was the cradle of the House of Plantagenet who ruled England from the twelfth century, of whom the current royal family are descendants... [more]
AQUITAINE (Region) French
French form of Aquitania. This is the name of a historical region of France located roughly between the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Garonne. It also refers to a former kingdom and duchy.
ARACHOSIE (Region) French
French form of Arachosia.
ARCADIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Arcadia.
ARIE (Region) French
French form of Aria.
BANGLADESH (Country) English, Breton, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
Means "land of the Bengalis", from Bengali বাংলা (Bangla) meaning "Bengali" (referring to the Bengali people or Bengali language spoken by the Bengali people), which is ultimately from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent (see Bengal) combined with দেশ (desh) "country, land, state", ultimately from Sanskrit देश (deśá)... [more]
BASTILLE (Other) French
This is the name of a fortress, formally known as Bastille Saint-Antoine, which played an important role in France's internal conflicts.... [more]
BÉOTIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Boeotia.
BISALTIE (Region) French
French form of Bisaltia.
BLEAZ (Settlement) Breton
BOUVILLE (Settlement) French
BRUGES (Settlement) French, English, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Romanian
French form of Brugge, which some countries (mostly Romance ones) have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
BRUXELLES (Settlement) French, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Italian, Romanian
French form of Brussels, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Belgian city.
BURKINA FASO (Country) English, Croatian, French
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. ... [more]
BURUNDI (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian
The name of the Country in East Africa. Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
CALÉDONIE (Region) French
French form of Caledonia.
CARANTANIE (Country) French
French form of Carantania.
CARNIE (Region) French
French form of Carnia.
CAUCASE (Region) French
French form of Caucasus.
CHAMPAGNE (Region) French
French region famous for its luxury sparkling wine.... [more]
CHANTILLY (Settlement) French
From the name of a town in France near Paris, ultimately derived from the Gallo-Roman name Cantilius. The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
CHAONIE (Region) French
French form of Chaonia.
CHARDONNAY (Settlement) French
The name of a famous village for the white wine produced here. Means "a place of thistles" from the latin cardonnacum.
COLMAR (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
CORINTHE (Settlement) French
French form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
CORINTHIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
DARDANIE (Region & Settlement) French
French form of Dardania.
ÉCOSSE (Country) French
French form of Scotland via its Latin form Scotia.
ÉTRURIE (Region) French
French form of Etruria.
EUPHRATE (River) French
French form of Euphrates.
EUROPE (Region) English, French
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Greek εὐρύς (eurus) meaning "wide" or "broad" and ὤψ, ὠπ-, ὀπτ-(ōps, ōp-, opt-) meaning "eye", "face", or "countenance". It could also be from Akkadian erebu meaning "to go down" or "set"... [more]
FIDJI (Country) Afrikaans, French
Afrikaans and French form of Fiji.
GALILÉE (Region) French
French form of Galilee.
GÉDROSIE (Region) French
French form of Gedrosia.
GENÈVE (Settlement) French
French form of Geneva.
GROENLAND (Political Subdivision) Dutch, French, Afrikaans
Dutch, French and Afrikaans form of Greenland.
HAÏTI (Country & Island) French, Dutch, Afrikaans
French, Dutch and Afrikaans form of Haiti.
HAWAÏ (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Hawaii.
HYRCANIE (Region) French
French form of Hyrcania.
ISÈRE (Other) French
The name of a region as well as a river in France.
ISRAËL (Country) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Israel.
ITHAQUE (Island) French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of Ithaca.
JAKARTA (Settlement) Indonesian, Malay, English, Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Balinese, Acehnese, French, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Finnish, Croatian
Derived from Sanskrit जयकर्त (jayakarta) meaning "that which causes victory", from जय (jayá) "victory, triumph" and कृत (kṛtá) "done, made, accomplished"... [more]
JOHANNESBURG (Settlement) French (African)
Origin of Johannesburg's name is explained. In reaction to an inquiry, officials in Pretoria replied that Johannesburg was named after Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik and Christiaan Johannes Joubert - the only document dealing directly with the origin of the city's name.
JUDÉE (Region) French
French form of Iudaea (see Judea).
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malay, English, Indonesian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Turkish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Croatian, Serbian, Dutch
Means "muddy confluence" from Malay kuala meaning "confluence" and lumpur "mud". This is the name of the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
LAÂYOUNE (Settlement) French
French variant of Laayoune.
LACONIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Laconia.
LETTONIE (Country) French
French form of Latvia via its New Latin name Lettonia.
LIBURNIE (Region) French
French form of Liburnia.
LILLE (Settlement) French
Name of a city in France.
LIVONIE (Region) French
French form of Livonia.
LUCERNE (Settlement) English, French
LUSITANIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Lusitania.
MADRID (Settlement) Spanish, Croatian, English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
Newer form of Magerit. The etymology is uncertain, but it could be derived from Arabic المجريط (al-Magrīt) "source of water". This is the name of the capital of Spain.
MALI (Country) English, French, Croatian
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa.... [more]
MAURITANIE (Country) French
French form of Mauritania.
MEIJE (Mountain) French
From Occitan meija meaning "middle, centre, half," taken from its original name l'Agulha de la Meija meaning "the needle of the Meije."... [more]
MESSÉNIE (Political Subdivision & Region) Czech, French
Czech and French form of Messenia.
MONACO (Country) English, French
This is the name of a sovereign city-state and microstate bordering France on three sides and the Mediterranean Sea on one side.... [more]
NAVARRE (Country) French
From the name of the historic Royaume de Navarre, a kingdom in the West Pyrenees mountains which is divided today between Spain and France. It is either derived from the Basque nabar, meaning "brownish" or "multicolor" (which would be a contrast with the green mountain lands north of the original County of Navarre); or from the Basque naba, "valley" or "plain", and herri, "land" or "people".
OSSÉTIE (Region) French
French form of Ossetia.
PARTHIE (Region) French
French form of Parthia.
PÉLAGONIE (Region) French
French form of Pelagonia.
PÉONIE (Region) French
French form of Paeonia.
PHILIPPINES (Country) English, French
From the Spanish name for the archipelago, Filipinas, which was derived from Felipe. The name was given in honour of King Phillip II of Spain (1527-1598) by Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, who originally used it to refer to the islands of Leyte and Samar... [more]
RHIN (River) French
French form of Rhine.
ROER (River) Dutch, French, Italian, Luxembourgish
Dutch, French, Italian and Luxembourgish form of Rur.
SAINT GERMAIN (Region) French
Named after the French Saint Germain.
SAMARIE (Region) French
French form of Samaria.
SARAJEVO (Settlement) Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish
Capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name is believed to be derived from the term saray ovası meaning "the plains around the palace". The first element is derived from the Turkish word saray meaning "palace"... [more]
SINAÏ (Region & Mountain) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Sinai.
SITHONIE (Region) French
French form of Sithonia.
SKOPJE (Settlement) Macedonian, English, French, German
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ... [more]
SUMATRA (Island) Indonesian, English, Javanese, Sundanese, Acehnese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Croatian, Dutch, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian
Derived from Sanskrit समुद्र (samudrá) meaning "sea, ocean". This has been one of the names for the largest island of western Indonesia since the 14th century.
TADJIKISTAN (Country) Afrikaans, French
Afrikaans and French form of Tajikistan.
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".
TATAOUINE (Settlement) French
Means "water springs" in Berber. The city is sometimes called Foum Tataouine, meaning "mouth of the springs". The name of the desert planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe is derived from Tataouine.
TCHÉTCHÉNIE (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Chechnya.
THESPROTIE (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Thesprotia.
TOSCANE (Region) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Tuscany.
TRIPOLITAINE (Region) French
French form of Tripolitania.
TROIE (Settlement) French
French form of Troy.
TUNISIE (Country) French
French form of Tunisia.
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]
VEVEY (Settlement) French
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.
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".
YPRES (Settlement) French
French form of Ieper, known for the battles that occurred in 1914 and 1915 during the First World War.