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Atlanta 1/12/2024, 4:37 AM by Robin-King010
Don’t forget, it was burned by Union forces under General Sherman during the Civil War.
Nigeria 1/7/2024, 8:18 AM by Crystal_Wolf
This name is also Croatian, from the "Niger" beginning of this name.
Atlantis 12/24/2023, 11:07 PM by best
Haiti 12/7/2023, 7:18 AM by ciara23
Haiti comes from Ayiti, which means "land of high mountains" from the Indigenous Taíno people of Hispaniola. The name was restored by the Haitian Revolution leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines to rename the newly independent Saint-Domingue (What we know as Haiti today), in honor of the islands Amerindian predecessors.
Duluth 12/3/2023, 6:34 AM by taylororona
When the fur traders came to early America in roughly 1749 (before Lewis and Clark....), French fur trader Daniel Duluth came to Minnesota to secure land for France and is possibly guilty of replacing an early a land claim stone written in an old ruin script thought to be left in 1362 from earlier traders in connection with the Knights of Templar (the Kennsington stone). Duluth has only recently been implicated in secretly switching these land claim stones from 1749 in hopes of securing land in the "New World" for the French government, namely to impress the King of France.
Ashur 12/2/2023, 5:36 AM by Israella
also Hebrew Native transcription: אשור
usage: Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew
Bilorus 11/2/2023, 6:31 PM by Tovaryshka_Anya
It is pronounced different because "Belarus" means "white Russia" [from Russian "белая" (belaya) and "россия" (rossiya)] and in Ukrainian white is spelled as "біла" (bila) so therefore spelling of Belarus is Bilorus
In Ukraine it is pronounced "bee-loh-rroos"(also, I gave the colours in feminine form)
Ukrayina 11/2/2023, 6:24 PM by Tovaryshka_Anya
Pronounced like "Oo-krah-yee-nuh" to an English speaker
Rwenzururu 10/16/2023, 7:24 PM by amanh
Rwenzururu is a subnational kingdom in western Uganda, located in the Rwenzori Mountains on the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also the name given to the region in which the kingdom is located.
Makuria 10/16/2023, 7:15 PM by amanh
Makuria was a medieval Nubian kingdom in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt.
Romani 10/12/2023, 3:15 PM by Anonymous User
Romani appears in the video game Legend of Zelda, Majora's Mask by Nintendo. She is the younger sister of Cremia, who runs Romani Ranch.
Mérida 10/7/2023, 4:45 PM by Paradiso36
It's pronounced meh-ree-dah.
Bethlehem 8/30/2023, 11:22 AM by NamesAreTreasures
It's special to me that this name means “house of bread”, because Bethlehem is where Jesus was born, and Jesus is known as the “Bread of Life.” So, in essence, the house of bread was home to the Bread of Life.
Bro 8/13/2023, 7:40 PM by Anonymous User
Ayyy, Bro! 😎
America 7/13/2023, 9:29 AM by MageofVoid
The name 'America' was adopted by most Europeans to the continent(s) (initially just South America) by way of atlases produced by and in tandem with Waltzemuller (Hylacomlys) in the 1500s that claimed that it should be named after Albericus (Amerigo) Vespucci, who Waltzemuller mistakenly credited for its discovery (None of Vespucci's own writing on his 2-4 voyages survives). Waltzemuller himself seems to have actually preferred the rendering of the name as 'Amerige'.Vespucci was certainly uninvolved with any such decisions and died before he could have ever found about the naming of America.
Egypt 7/6/2023, 9:59 AM by behindthebank
Great Pyramids of Giza (Egypt)
Ontario 6/27/2023, 6:26 PM by fisher_king_22
The name Ontario comes from the Huron word Ontarí'io, meaning "great lake."
Huron 6/27/2023, 6:24 PM by fisher_king_22
The name Huron comes from the name of the Huron people, a Native American group who lived in the area.
Michigan 6/27/2023, 6:22 PM by fisher_king_22
Also the name of one of the Great Lakes.
Sarajevo 5/19/2023, 3:44 AM by Macedonian
Llanberis 5/11/2023, 1:34 AM by Anonymous User
The Beris in Llanberis isn't a corruption of Peris, it's just Peris after having been mutated due to treiglo (A grammatical rule in Welsh where the first letter of a word is changed depending on the word before it in order to help with pronunciation; a bit like the word a becoming an in English)
Wyoming 5/10/2023, 12:57 PM by Anonymous User
Wyoming is the name of 3 counties in New York State, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. It is also the name of a borough in Pennsylvania and a village in New York State.
Valhalla 4/29/2023, 9:43 AM by Anonymous User
Valhalla is also the name of a hamlet in Westchester County, New York.
Oklahoma 4/14/2023, 9:18 AM by SwissArmyKnife
OOOoooooooklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain!
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the raAAAAAAAAAAin!
Samara 3/8/2023, 2:52 PM by Anonymous User
The Russian city Samara is named after the Samara River, which probably means "summer water" or "summer pasture" in the Indo-Iranian language. [noted -ed]
America 2/6/2023, 1:12 PM by Anonymous User
What do you think people named America would think of this XD.
Beliz 1/26/2023, 9:12 AM by Elyllabethannie
Belizameth is a waitress at The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop in Blowing Rock, NC.
Kanada 1/2/2023, 11:46 AM by nekomeow123
This is also the Japanese form of saying Canada. [noted -ed]
Corinthe 12/16/2022, 7:31 PM by Anonymous User
Personal Impression: Corinthe would make a good first name. It sounds feminine and strong.
Cyprus 12/16/2022, 7:27 PM by Anonymous User
Personal Impression: Cyprus stands well as a first name. It not only evokes a idyllic Mediterranean island, it also is a homonym for cypress, which is a tree. This makes Cyprus have a very natural feel. It fits in with the growing popularity of nature-based names, while having a spelling that seems a bit more dignified and name-like.
Qatar 11/29/2022, 2:48 PM by j4lambert
Qatar is the host country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Bellevue 9/24/2022, 2:05 PM by Bronstone Howlric
I love this as a girl’s first name!
Francia 7/16/2022, 6:44 AM by LeoBeyene
Italian pronunciation is /ˈfran.t͡ʃa/ or FRAN-cha. [noted -ed]
Jerusalem 7/13/2022, 12:57 PM by NamesAreTreasures
Really gorgeous name.
Stockholm 5/4/2022, 9:48 AM by Beautiful Victory
The Swedish pronunciation is /'stɔk.(h)ɔlm/ (stress on the first syllable). Listen to the pronunciations here: [noted -ed]
Verenigde Staten 4/7/2022, 7:36 AM by Anonymous User
Dutch form of United States. It is literally a direct translation of the country's name, since it consists of the Dutch adjective verenigde meaning "united" combined with the Dutch noun staten meaning "states".Note: the official name of the country is United States of America, which translates to Dutch as Verenigde Staten van Amerika. The country is never called that in Dutch, however. It is only ever called Amerika, Verenigde Staten and VS (pronounced as vay-es). The latter is an abbreviation of Verenigde Staten, which makes it equivalent to US, the English abbreviation of United States. Please note that VSA (which would be equivalent to USA) is hardly ever used, if at all. It is a technically correct abbreviation, but it just never became mainstream.- (in Dutch)
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- (in English)(Information from name #321097 originally submitted by user Lucille)
Medina 2/10/2022, 7:19 AM by Anonymous User
English: /meˈdina/, /məˈdiːnə/ or
/mɪˈdaɪnə/ - a city Medina in Medina County, Ohio.
And /ˈmədaɪ.nə/ - a city Medina in Gibson County, Tennessee, United State.
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Medina 2/10/2022, 6:43 AM by Anonymous User
It's interesting to note, that the main river of the Isle of Wight is called Medina.
Although in this case «The name Medina comes from the Old English Meðune meaning "the middle one", and the current pronunciation was first recorded as 'Medine' in 1196.»
According to Wikipedia, «"Medina" was an older name for Newport which has been preserved in the River Medina.»Also, Medina was a non-metropolitan district with the status of a borough on the Isle of Wight in England from 1974 to 1995.

Nederländerna 1/28/2022, 9:41 PM by Anonymous User
I'm not sure how its pronounced. I believe its said ne-der-land-er-na.
Zimbabve 1/27/2022, 3:13 AM by Jenkowelten
Pronounced as /zim.bɑbˈvɛ/ or /zimˈbɑb.vɛ/ in Armenian
Indonesia 11/22/2021, 12:28 PM by glacier_bear_82
Indonesia is also Greek, Hebrew, Thai, Lao, Burmese, Persian, Urdu, and Sinhalese.Scripts: Ινδονησία (Greek), אִינדוֹנֵזִיָה (Hebrew), อินโดนีเซีย, ประเทศอินโดนีเซีย (Thai), ອິນໂດເນເຊຍ (Lao), အင်ဒိုနီးရှား (Burmese), اندونزی (Persian), انڈونیشیا (Urdu), ඉන්දුනීසියාව (Sinhala)
Indonesia 11/22/2021, 11:57 AM by glacier_bear_82
The "Usage" of this name lists "Late Greek". However, the "Scripts" section of this name lists, "Ἰνδονησία (Ancient Greek)". Meanwhile, the entry for "India" lists "Ancient Greek" as a usage, and the "Scripts" section for "India" lists, "Ἰνδία (Ancient Greek)". Thus, something isn't consistent across this place names websites. Therefore, I think that the usage of Ancient Greek should be added to this name, the Ancient Greek script can be kept, and I'm not sure what to do about the Late Greek usage.Sources:
Natzrat 11/17/2021, 9:43 AM by Israella
Fun fact: in Hebrew the word "Christian" (Nozri;נוצרי) comes from the name "Natzrat".
Argentina 11/8/2021, 7:25 AM by Israella
This is also used in Hebrew: ארגנטינה [noted -ed]
Lituania 10/9/2021, 1:19 PM by HL
Also the Indonesian name for Lithuania -- (in Indonesian) [noted -ed]
Italia 9/27/2021, 12:16 AM by usernameunavailable
This is the place name collection of Behind the Name.
London 9/18/2021, 4:55 PM by Anonymous User
London a place in England.
Santana 9/5/2021, 2:40 PM by Anonymous User
Cute as a middle name.
Ravenna 9/3/2021, 10:19 AM by VerdeIperbolico
IPA transcription of Italian pronunciation: /raˈ (, [noted -ed]
Amsterdam 9/3/2021, 6:22 AM by VerdeIperbolico
Also used in Italian. IPA: /ˈam.ster.dam/ ( or /am.sterˈdam/ (, but I've mostly heard the former. [noted -ed]