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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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]
BADEN   (Settlement)   German
The name of a town in Austria.
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.
EMDEN   (Settlement)   German
A city and seaport in Northwest Germany that has existed at least since the 8th century.
GRÖNLAND   (Country)   Swedish, German, Hungarian, Turkish
Cognate of Grœnland.
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.
LETTLAND   (Country)   Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
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".
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".
ZÜRICH   (Settlement)   German
A Swiss city.
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