Type Settlement & Political Subdivision

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly related to Old High German suedan "to burn" or possibly of Celtic origin. This is the name of a town (and a canton named for it) in central Switzerland.

Related Names

VariantsSchweiz(German) Switzerland(English) Suiza(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesŠvicarska(Croatian) Zwitserland(Dutch) Schwytz, Suisse(French) Svitto, Svizzera(Italian) Švajcarija(Macedonian) Switz(Medieval German) Švajcarska(Serbian) Schweiz(Swedish)
Entry added May 31, 2018