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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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]
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.
BRÜGGE (Settlement) Azerbaijani, German
Azerbaijani and German form of Brugge.
BRÜSSEL (Settlement) Azerbaijani, Estonian, German
Azerbaijani, Estonian and German form of Brussels.
BURUNDI (Country) English, Afrikaans, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish
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.
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.
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.
GENF (Settlement) German
German form of Geneva.
GROßBRITANNIEN (Country) German
German form of United Kingdom.
INGUSCHETIEN (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Ingushetia.
JEREWAN (Settlement) Afrikaans, German
Afrikaans and German form of Yerevan.
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.
KASTILIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Castile.
KATALONIEN (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Catalonia.
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.
KRIM (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Serbian, Swedish
Form of Crimea.
LETTLAND (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
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.
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]
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.
OSTERINSEL (Political Subdivision & Island) German
German form of Easter Island.
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]
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.
SARDINIEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Sardinia.
SIBIRIEN (Region) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish, and Danish form of SIBERIA.
SINAI (Mountain) Hebrew, English, German
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]
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".
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 (Country) German
Germanic name of Vienna.
ZÜRICH (Settlement) German
A Swiss city.