Type Country & Settlement
Scripts Панама(Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek) Պանամա(Armenian) პანამა(Georgian) پاناما(Persian, Urdu) पनामा(Hindi) পানামা(Bengali) ပနားမား(Burmese) ปานามา(Thai) ປານາມາ(Lao) ប៉ាណាម៉ា(Khmer) パナマ(Japanese Katakana) 파나마(Korean Hangul)
Pronounced Pron. PAN-ə-mah(English) PA-NA-MA(French, Burmese, Japanese, Korean) PA-na-ma(German, Czech) pa-NA-ma(Polish) PAW-naw-maw(Hungarian) pu-NA-mə(Russian) pah-nah-MAH(Armenian) PAH-NAH-MAH(Georgian) pə-NAH-mah(Hindi) pa-na-MA(Thai)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Spanish Panamá, of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (species Sterculia apetala). Alternatively it could be related to Guaraní panambi meaning "butterfly" or Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away". This is the name of a country in Central America. It is also the name of its capital, usually called Panama City in English.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBanama(Arabic) Panamà(Catalan) Panamas(Greek) Panamá(Portuguese) Panamá(Spanish)
Same SpellingPanamá, Panamà
User SubmissionPanamā
Entry updated June 9, 2023