Type Country
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɪŋ.ɡlənd/(English) /ˈɛŋ.lant/(German)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Old English Englaland meaning "land of the Angles", the Angles being one of the Germanic tribes that settled in the area in the post-Roman period. This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) on the southern portion of the island of Great Britain. The United Kingdom is sometimes (inaccurately) referred to as England.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEnglaland(Anglo-Saxon) Engeland(Dutch)


Entry updated December 7, 2022