Type Country

Meaning & History

From Dutch Zeeland, from Middle Dutch Seelant, derived from see "sea" and lant "land". This is the name of a province in the western Netherlands (now typically called Zeeland in many languages). It is also borne by the country of New Zealand in the South Pacific, which was named by the Dutch in the 17th century.

Related Names

VariantsZeeland(English) Zeeland(Danish) Zeeland(Norwegian) Zeeland(Swedish)
Other Languages & CulturesZeeland(Dutch) Zélande(French) Seeland(German) Zelanda(Italian) Zelandia(Polish) Zelândia(Portuguese) Zelanda(Spanish)
User SubmissionZealand


Entry updated April 23, 2024