German Submitted Place Names

German names are used in Germany and other German-speaking areas such as Austria and Switzerland. See also about German names.
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AKADIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Acadia.
AKARNANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Akarnania (see Acarnania).
ALEI (River) German
German transcription of the Russian Aley River.
AMPER (River) German
This is the name of a river in Southern Bavaria, located in Southern Germany.... [more]
ANATOLIEN (Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Anatolia.
ANDALUSIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Andalusia.
AQUITANIEN (Region) Danish, German
Danish and German form of Aquitaine.
ARACHOSIEN (Region) German
German form of Arachosia.
ARKADIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Arcadia.
ASTURIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Asturias.
BADEN (Settlement) German
The name of a town in Austria.
BANGLADESCH (Country) German
German form of Bangladesh.
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]
BARTEN (Region) German
German form of Bartia.
BASKENLAND (Political Subdivision) Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Basque Country.
BERGEN (Settlement) Dutch, Norwegian, German
Newer form of Bjǫrgvin, a combination of Old Norse bjarg "mountain" and vin "meadow". This is the 2nd largest city in Norway.
BÖOTIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Boeotia.
BRÜGGE (Settlement) Azerbaijani, German
Azerbaijani and German form of Brugge.
BRUNEI (Country) Malay, English, Indonesian, Catalan, Finnish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Tagalog, Dutch, Turkish
Probably derived from Borneo, the name of an island, which in turn is most likely from Sanskrit वरुण (váruṇa) meaning "ocean, water". A local legend suggests that the name may be derived from the phrase baru nah meaning "there!" or "that's it!", which was supposedly declared by Muhammad Shah, Brunei's first sultan... [more]
BRÜSSEL (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Estonian, German
Azerbaijani, Estonian and German form of Brussels.
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.
DARDANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Dardania.
DÜNA (River) German
German name of the river Daugava.
EMDEN (Settlement) German
A city and seaport in Northwest Germany that has existed at least since the 8th century.
ERMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Warmia in the West and North Germanic languages.
ETRURIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Etruria.
EUPHRAT (River) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Euphrates.
FENNOSKANDIEN (Region) German
German form of Fennoscandia.
FRANKFURT (Settlement) German, English
A metropolis and the largest city in the State of Hesse, In Germany. It is also the fifth largest city of Germany.
GALICIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Galicia.
GALILÄA (Region) German
German form of Galilee.
GALINDEN (Region) German
German form of Galindia.
GEDROSIEN (Region) German
German form of Gedrosia.
GENF (Settlement) German
German form of Geneva.
GROßBRITANNIEN (Country) German
German form of United Kingdom.
HYRKANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Hyrcania.
INGERMANLAND (Region) Swedish, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ingria, which some countries have adopted as their name for the historical region in northeastern Europe.
INGUSCHETIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Ingushetia.
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]
JEREWAN (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
JUDÄA (Region) German
German form of Iudaea (see Judea).
KALABRIEN (Region) German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Calabria.
KALIFORNIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish (Archaic), German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Archaic Danish form of California as well as the modern German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of the name. The modern Danish form is Californien.
KANTABRIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Cantabria.
KARANTANIEN (Country) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Carantania.
KARNIEN (Region) German
German form of Carnia.
KASTILIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Castile.
KATALONIEN (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Catalonia.
KAUKASIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Caucasia, which is an alternative name for the Caucasus geographical region.
KIEV (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
KORINTH (Settlement) Danish, German, Swedish, Turkish
Danish, German, Swedish and Turkish form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
KORINTHIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Corinthia.
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.
LAKONIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Laconia.
LAUSITZ (Region) German, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Lusatia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Central European region.
LETTLAND (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
LIBURNIEN (Region) German
German form of Liburnia.
LIVLAND (Region) German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian form of Livonia.
LUSITANIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Lusitania.
LUXEMBURG (Country) Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish
Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Romanian and Swedish form of Luxembourg.
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.
MAKEDONIEN (Region) Danish, German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Danish, German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Macedonia.
MALAYSIA (Country) Malay, English, Indonesian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Romanian
From Malay, which refers to the Malay Peninsula and the Malay people, combined with the Greek suffix -σία (síā). The name Malay is from Melayu or Malayu, the name of a Sumatran kingdom, which is probably derived from Tamil மலை (malai) or Malayalam മല (mala) meaning "hill, mountain"... [more]
MALTA (Country) English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, German, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, West Frisian
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
MASOWIEN (Region) German
German form of Masovia.
MESSENIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Messenia.
NADRAUEN (Region) German
German form of Nadruvia.
NATANGEN (Region) German
German form of Natangia.
NEUKALEDONIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of New Caledonia.
NEUSEELAND (Country) German
German form of New Zealand.
NORDAMERIKA (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish and German form of North America.
OSSETIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Ossetia.
ÖSTERBOTTEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Swedish form of Ostrobothnia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish region and the historical Swedish province.
OSTERINSEL (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Easter Island.
PAIONIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Paionia (see Paeonia).
PANAMA (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
The name of the Country in Central America. Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route... [more]
PARTHIEN (Region) German
German form of Parthia.
PELAGONIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Pelagonia.
PODLACHIEN (Region) German
German form of Podlachia.
PODLASIEN (Region) Swedish, German
Swedish form of Podlachia as well as a German variant of Podlachien.
POGESANIEN (Region) German
German form of Pogesania.
POMESANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Pomesania.
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]
RHEIN (River) German
German form of Rhine.
SAMARIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Samaria.
SAMLAND (Region) Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish
The name used for Sambia in the West and North Germanic languages.
SARAJEWO (Settlement) German, Polish
German and Polish form of Sarajevo.
SARDINIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Sardinia.
SARMATIEN (Region) German
German form of Sarmatia.
SAVO (Political Subdivision) Finnish, Dutch, Estonian, German, Italian, Russian
Finnish form of Savonia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Finnish historical province.
SCHALAUEN (Region) German
German form of Scalovia.
SCHOTTLAND (Country) German, Luxembourgish
German and Luxembourgish form of Scotland.
SEMGALLEN (Region) Danish, Dutch, German, Swedish
Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish form of Semigallia.
SIBIRIEN (Region) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish, and Danish form of SIBERIA.
SINAI (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]
SIZILIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Sicily.
SKANDINAVIEN (Region) Swedish, Danish, German
Swedish, Danish, and German form of Scandinavia.
SKOPJE (Settlement) Macedonian, English, French, German
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. ... [more]
STEIERMARK (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Styria, which some countries have adopted as their name for both the Austrian state and the Austro-Slovenian region.
SUDAUEN (Region) German
German form of Sudovia.
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.
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".
TAWASTLAND (Political Subdivision) German (Archaic)
German form of Tavastia via its Swedish form Tavastland.... [more]
THESPROTIEN (Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Thesprotia.
TRIPOLITANIEN (Region) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Tripolitania.
TSCHETSCHENIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Chechnya.
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]
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".
WALLIS (Country) Dutch (Archaic), German (Archaic), Afrikaans
Archaic Dutch and German form of Wales as well as the modern Afrikaans form of the name.
WIEN (Settlement) German
Germanic name of Vienna.
WOLHYNIEN (Region) German
German form of Volhynia.
ZÜRICH (Settlement) German
A Swiss city.