French Submitted Place Names

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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ALGER   (Settlement)   French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of Algiers.
ALGÉRIE   (Country)   French
French form of Algeria.
AMÉRIQUE   (Country)   French
French form of America.
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]
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]
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 The city gave its name to a type of delicate lace originally made there.
CHARDONNAY   (Settlement)   French
The name of a famous village for the white wine produced here. Means "a place of thistles" from the latin cardonnacum.
DANMARK   (Country)   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Faroese, Breton
Modern form of Old Norse DANMǪRK meaning "land of the Danes".
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]
ISÈRE   (Other)   French
The name of a region as well as a river in France.
ITHAQUE   (Island)   French, Dutch
French and Dutch form of Ithaca.
JAPON   (Country)   French
Means Japan in French.
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.
LAÂYOUNE   (Settlement)   French
French variant of Laayoune.
LILLE   (Settlement)   French
Name of a city in France.
LUCERNE   (Settlement)   English, French
MAROC   (Country)   French
French form of Morocco.
MARTINIQUE   (Island)   French
MAURITANIE   (Country)   French
French form of Mauritania.
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".
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.
TUNISIE   (Country)   French
French form of Tunisia.
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".
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