All Place Names

type
usage
Shirley (Settlement) English
From Old English scir "bright" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of several towns in England.
Shqipëri (Country) Albanian
From Albanian shqip meaning "Albanian", which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly from shqipe, a variant of shkabë meaning "eagle". It could also be from shqipoj meaning "to say clearly". This is the modern Albanian name for Albania, replacing Arbënia around the 18th century. It is usually written with the definite article suffixed: Shqipëria.
Sidney (Island) English
Means "wide island", from Old English sid "wide" and eg "island". This is the name of a place in Surrey.
Silesia (Region) English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
From Mount Ślęża or the River Ślęza. This is the name of a historical region in southern Poland, with portions in the Czech Republic and Germany.
Silésie (Region) French
French form of Silesia.
Şili (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Chile.
Simbabwe (Country) German
German form of Zimbabwe.
Sin (Country) Arabic, Hebrew
Arabic and Hebrew form of China. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: الصين (al-Sin).
Sinainn (River) Old Irish
Old Irish form of Shannon.
Sindhu (River) Sanskrit
Sanskrit form of Indus.
Singapore (Country, Settlement & Island) English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Romanian
From Malay Singapura meaning "lion city", derived from Sanskrit sinha "lion" and pura "city". This is the name of a city-state situated on an island (of the same name) at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula.
Singapour (Country, Settlement & Island) French
French form of Singapore.
Singapúr (Country, Settlement & Island) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Singapore.
Singapūra (Country, Settlement & Island) Latvian
Latvian form of Singapore.
Singapura (Country, Settlement & Island) Malay, Indonesian, Portuguese (European)
Malay, Indonesian and Portuguese form of Singapore.
Singapūras (Country, Settlement & Island) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Singapore.
Sinhapur (Country, Settlement & Island) Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Singapore.
Sinhapura (Settlement & Island) Sanskrit
Sanskrit form of Singapore.
Sionainn (River) Irish
Irish form of Shannon.
Siria (Country) Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Georgian, Armenian, Thai, Korean
Form of Syria in various languages.
Sirië (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Syria.
Sīrija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Syria.
Sirija (Country) Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Syria.
Skócia (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Scotland.
Skotland (Country) Danish
Danish form of Scotland.
Skotlanti (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Scotland.
Škótsko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Scotland.
Skotsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Scotland.
Skottland (Country) Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of Scotland.
Skye (Island) Scottish
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Sgitheanach, meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland.
Slane (Settlement) Irish
From the given name Sláine. This is the name of a town in Ireland, said to be named for the legendary high king Sláine.
Śląsk (Region) Polish
Polish form of Silesia.
Ślęża (Mountain) Polish
Possibly named after the Germanic tribe the Silingi or from a Slavic root meaning "humid, damp". This is the name of a mountain in Silesia, Poland.
Ślęza (River) Polish
Variant of Ślęża. This is the name of a river in Silesia, Poland.
Slezsko (Region) Czech
Czech form of Silesia.
Slovacchia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Slovakia.
Slovačka (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Slovakia.
Slovakia (Country) English, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek
From Slovák, the Slovak form of medieval Slavic slovene, referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the name of a country in central Europe. Note that the name of this country is closely related to that of Slovenia.
Slovakien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Slovakia.
Slovakiet (Country) Danish
Danish form of Slovakia.
Slovaquie (Country) French
French form of Slovakia.
Slovaška (Country) Slovene
Slovene form of Slovakia.
Slovenia (Country) English, Italian, Romanian, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Georgian
From Slovene, the language of the Slovenes, derived from the medieval Slavic tribal name slovene meaning "Slavs". This is the name of a country in central Europe. Note that the name of this country is closely related to that of Slovakia.
Slovénie (Country) French
French form of Slovenia.
Slovenië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Slovenia.
Slovenien (Country) Danish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of Slovenia.
Slovėnija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Slovenia.
Slovēnija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Slovenia.
Slovenija (Country) Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian
From medieval Slavic slovene referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the Slovene name for Slovenia.
Sloveniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Form of Slovenia in several languages.
Slovensko (Country) Slovak, Czech
From medieval Slavic slovene referring to the tribe of the Slavs. This is the Slovak name for Slovakia.
Slovenya (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Slovenia.
Slovinsko (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Slovenia.
Słowacja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Slovakia.
Slowakei (Country) German
German form of Slovakia.
Slowakije (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Slovakia.
Slowakye (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovakia.
Slowenië (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovenia.
Slowenien (Country) German
German form of Slovenia.
Slufiniya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Slovenia.
Soedan (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Sudan.
Somali (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Mongolian
Form of Somalia in various languages.
Somalia (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Albanian, Indonesian, Malay
From the ethnic name Somali, of uncertain meaning. The Somali people connect it to their mythical ancestor Samaale. Italian and British colonists applied the ethnic name to the Horn of Africa region in the 19th century. It became an independent country in 1960.
Somalie (Country) French
French form of Somalia.
Somalië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Somalia.
Somālija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Somalia.
Somalija (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Somalia.
Soomaaliya (Country) Eastern African, Somali
Somali form of Somalia.
Soudan (Country) French, Greek
French and Greek form of Sudan.
Sousa (River) Portuguese
Possibly derived from Latin salsus "salty" or saxa "rocks", but likely of pre-Latin origin. This is the name of a river in Portugal.
Spagna (Country) Italian
Italian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Spain (Country) English
Derived from Hispania, the Latin name of the Iberian Peninsula, which is of uncertain origin. It could be derived from Punic I-Shaphan meaning "land of the rabbits".
Španělsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Hispania (see Spain).
Spania (Country) Romanian, Norwegian
Romanian and Norwegian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Španielsko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Hispania (see Spain).
Spanien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Hispania (see Spain).
Španija (Country) Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Spānija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Spanje (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Hispania (see Spain).
Španjolska (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Spanyol (Country) Indonesian
Indonesian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Srbija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Serbia.
Stati Uniti (Country) Italian
Italian calque of United States, written with the definite article gli.
Stirling (Settlement) English
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a city in Scotland.
St John (Settlement) English
Name commemorating Saint John. This is the name of several towns in England.
Stoccolma (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Stockholm.
Stockholm (Settlement) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, German, Dutch, French
From Swedish stock "log" and holme "islet". The islet probably referred to Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. This is the name of the capital city of Sweden. The first written mention of the name occurs in 1252.
Stokgolm (Settlement) Russian
Russian form of Stockholm.
Súdán (Country) Czech
Czech form of Sudan.
Sudán (Country) Spanish, Slovak
Spanish and Slovak form of Sudan.
Sudan (Country) English, Arabic, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Indonesian, Malay, Chinese, Thai
From Arabic سُود (sud) meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants. This is the name of a country in Africa. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: السُودان (al-Sudan).
Sudão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sudan.
Suécia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Sweden.
Suecia (Country) Spanish, Late Roman
Spanish and Latin form of Sweden.
Suède (Country) French
French form of Sweden.
Suisse (Country) French
French cognate of Schweiz, used as the French name for Switzerland.
Suiza (Country) Spanish
Spanish cognate of Schweiz. This is the Spanish name for Switzerland.
Sumal (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Somalia, usually written with the definite article: الصومال (al-Sumal).
Suomi (Country) Finnish
Possibly from the Balto-Slavic root zeme meaning "ground, earth". This is the Finnish name for Finland.
Suriya (Country) Arabic, Tajik, Uzbek
Arabic, Tajik and Uzbek form of Syria.
Suriye (Political Subdivision & Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Syria. This was the name of a province of the Ottoman Empire.
Suryah (Country) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Syria.
Su'udiyyah (Country) Arabic
From the family name Al Su'ud. This is the Arabic name for Saudi Arabia, properly written with the definite article: السعوديّة (al-Su'udiyyah).
Švajcarija (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Schweiz, used as the Macedonian name for Switzerland.
Švajcarska (Country) Serbian
Serbian form of Schweiz, used as the Serbian name for Switzerland.
Švedska (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Sweden.
Sverige (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Swedish svear "Swede" and rike "realm, kingdom". This is the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish name for Sweden.
Svezia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Sweden.
Švicarska (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Schweiz, used as the Croatian name for Switzerland.
Svitto (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Italian
Italian form of Schwyz.
Svizzera (Country) Italian
Italian cognate of Schweiz, used as the Italian name for Switzerland.
Sweden (Country) English, Medieval Dutch
From Middle Dutch, ultimately from the Old Norse ethnic name Svíar "Swede", itself possibly from Proto-Norse Swihoniz meaning "one's own tribe". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
Switz (Settlement) Medieval German
Medieval German form of Schwyz.
Switzerland (Country) English
From Switzer, a word meaning "Swiss", ultimately derived from the name of the Swiss town and canton of Schwyz, plus land. This is the name of a country in central Europe.
Sydney (Settlement) English
City in Australia that was named after Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800). His title originally came from the name of its first holder, Robert Sidney (1563-1626).
Syria (Country & Region) English, Polish, Norwegian, Greek, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
From Greek Συρία (Syria), which was probably a variant of Assyria, used in an expanded sense to refer to the northern Levant. This was the name of a province of the Roman Empire. It is now the name of a country in western Asia, having gained independence from the Ottoman Empire early in the 20th century.
Syrie (Country) French
French form of Syria.
Syrië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Syria.
Syrien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Syria.
Syyria (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Syria.
Szabolcs (Settlement & Region) Hungarian
From the given name Szabolcs. This is the name of a town and a region in Hungary.
Szkocja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Scotland.
Szlovákia (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Slovakia.
Tahran (Settlement) Arabic, Turkish
Arabic and Turkish form of Tehran.
Tailand (Country) Russian
Russian form of Thailand (probably via English).
Tailandia (Country) Spanish, Italian
Spanish form and Italian variant of Thailand (probably via English).
Tajland (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Macedonian form of Thailand.
Tajlandia (Country) Polish
Polish form of Thailand (probably via English).
Taliansko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Italia (see Italy).
Tanganyika (Region & Country) Eastern African, Swahili, English
From Swahili tanga "sail" and nyika "wilderness". This is the name of a region in eastern Africa. It was a German then British colony until 1961 when it gained independence. In 1964 it united with the island of Zanzibar to create the new country of Tanzania.
Tanni (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Denmark.
Tansaania (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Tanzania.
Tansania (Country) German, Finnish
German and Finnish form of Tanzania.
Tanska (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Denmark.
Tanzánia (Country) Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Tanzania.
Tanzânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tanzania.
Tanzania (Country) Eastern African, Swahili, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Armenian, Georgian, Indonesian, Malay
From a combination of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the names of the two countries that were united to create the eastern African country of Tanzania in 1964.
Tanzanie (Country) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Tanzania.
Tanzanija (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Form of Tanzania in several languages.
Tanzaniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Form of Tanzania in several languages.
Tanzanya (Country) Arabic, Persian, Turkish
Arabic, Persian and Turkish form of Tanzania.
Tarah (Settlement) Biblical
A place name (an encampment) used in some versions of the Old Testament. It is identical to the personal name Terah.
Tataouine (Settlement) French, English
From Tamazight Tittawin, possibly from tit meaning "eye". This is a city in Tunisia. It is the source of the name of the desert planet Tatooine from the fictional Star Wars universe.
Tatawin (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Tataouine.
Tatham (Settlement) English
From the Old English given name Tata combined with ham meaning "homestead". This is the name of a town in Lancashire.
Tatooine (Other) Popular Culture
This is a fictional desert planet, the home of Luke Skywalker, in the Star Wars movie series, starting 1977. The planet is not actually named in the first movie. Star Wars creator George Lucas adapted it from the name of the city of Tataouine in Tunisia, where some scenes of the movie were being filmed.
Tatton (Settlement) English
From the Old English given name Tata combined with tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of a town in Cheshire.
Tchad (Body of Water & Country) French, Danish, Swedish
French, Danish and Swedish form of Chad.
Tchécoslovaquie (Country) French
French form of Czechoslovakia.
Tchéquie (Country) French
French form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Téhéran (Settlement) French
French form of Tehran.
Teheran (Settlement) German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian
Form of Tehran in several languages.
Tehran (Settlement) Persian, English
From Persian تهران (Tehran), meaning unknown. This is the name of the capital city of Iran.
Tejas (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Spanish variant of Texas.
Teman (Settlement & Country) Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. This is an Edomite town in the Old Testament, supposedly named for a grandson of Esau. In modern Hebrew this name refers to the country of Yemen.
Tennessee (Political Subdivision & River) English
From Cherokee ᏔᎾᏏ (Tanasi), the name of a now-abandoned village, of unknown meaning. It has given its name to an American state and a river.
Terach (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Tarah.
Texas (Political Subdivision) English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese
A state of the United States, from Spanish Texas or Tejas, originally an ethnic name used by the Spanish for the Caddo. It was derived from the Caddo word taysha meaning "friends, allies".
Thai (Country) Thai, Khmer
Possibly from a Thai root meaning "person". This is the Thai word for Thailand, usually written in the compounds เมืองไทย (Meueng Thaiy) meaning "region of Thailand", ประเทศไทย (Prathet Thaiy) meaning "nation of Thailand" or ราชอาณาจักรไทย (Rachanachakn Thaiy) meaning "kingdom of Thailand".
Thailand (Country) English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Combination of Thai and land. This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia, formerly called Siam.
Thaïlande (Country) French
French form of Thailand (probably via English).
Thailandia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Thailand (probably via English).
Thornley (Settlement) English
From Old English þorn "thorn" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of several towns in England and Scotland.
Thornton (Settlement) English
From Old English þorn "thorn" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of several English towns.
Timbuktu (Settlement) English, Arabic, Central African, Bamileke
Meaning uncertain. It could be derived from Songhai meaning "hollow, hole", or from Berber meaning "place of small dunes". This is the name of a city in central Mali. Descriptions of the city's wealth and remoteness first reached Europe from the 16th-century Berber author Leo Africanus. Since then the city has been used in Western Culture as a symbol for a distant, mysterious place.
Tittawin (Settlement) Northern African, Berber
Tamazight form of Tataouine.
Tjeckien (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Tjekkiet (Country) Danish
Danish form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Tokija (Settlement) Latvian
Latvian form of Tokyo.
Tokijas (Settlement) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Tokyo.
Tokió (Settlement) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Tokyo.
Tōkyō (Settlement) Japanese
Japanese form of Tokyo.
Tokyo (Settlement) Japanese, English, French, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian, Turkish, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian
From Japanese () meaning "east" and (kyō) meaning "capital city". This is the name of the capital of Japan.
Tombouctou (Settlement) French
French form of Timbuktu.
Tombuctú (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Timbuktu.
Tóquio (Settlement) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Tokyo.
Tourkia (Country) Greek
Greek form Turkey.
Tracy (Settlement) French
Derived from the given name Thracius. This is the name of communes in Calvados, France.
Trefaldwyn (Settlement) Welsh
Means "town of Baldwin" in Welsh. This is another name for the town of Montgomery in Wales.
Trefor (Settlement) Welsh
Means "big village" from Middle Welsh tref "village" and maur "large". This is the name of a few towns in Wales.
Trent 1 (River) English
River in England, possibly from the Celtic elements tri "across" and sant "travel", a reference to its frequent floodings.
Trent 2 (Settlement) English
English form of Trento.
Trento (Settlement) Italian
Derived from Latin Tridentum meaning "three teeth", a reference to three surrounding hills. This is the name of a city in Trentino, Italy.
Trenton (Settlement) English
Means "Trent's town". This is the name of a New Jersey city established in the 17th century by William Trent.
Troia (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Troy.
Troie (Settlement) French
French form of Troy.
Trója (Settlement) Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Troy.
Troja (Settlement) German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Croatian, Serbian
Form of Troy in several languages.
Troje (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Troy.
Troy (Settlement) Greek Mythology, English
From Greek Τροία (Troia), said to derive from its mythical founder Τρώς (Tros), but more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. In Greek mythology (most notably in Homer's Iliad) this was the name of a city, also called Ilium, that was besieged by the Greeks after Helen was abducted by Paris 1.
Troyes (Settlement) French, English, German, Dutch
The name of a city in France, called in Latin (Augustobona) Tricassium, which was named after the Gallic tribe of the Tricasses.
Tschad (Body of Water & Country) German
German form of Arabic تشاد (see Chad).
Tschechien (Country) German
German form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Tschechoslowakei (Country) German
German form of Czechoslovakia.
Tshad (Body of Water & Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Chad.
Tshili (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Chile.
Tsjaad (Body of Water & Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Arabic تشاد (see Chad).
Tsjad (Body of Water & Country) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arabic تشاد (see Chad).
Tsjechië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Tsjeggië (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Tsjechië.
Tsjekkia (Country) Norwegian
Norwegian form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
Tukholma (Settlement) Finnish
Finnish form of Stockholm.
Tukiyu (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Tokyo.
Tumbutu (Settlement) Northern African, Koyra Chiini
Koyra Chiini form of Timbuktu.
Turan (Region) Persian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Arabic
Historical region in central Asia, originally inhabited by nomadic Iranian peoples and traditionally said to mean "land of Tur". It is mentioned frequently in the 10th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
Turchia (Country) Italian
Italian form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Turcia (Country) Late Roman
Latin form of Turkey.
Türkei (Country) German
German form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Turkey (Country) English
From Latin Turcia, derived from the ethnonym Turk, which is from Old Turkic possibly meaning "ancestry". This is the name of a country situated on the Anatolian peninsula.
Turkije (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Türkiye (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Turkey.
Turkiyya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Turkey.
Turkye (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Turkey.
Turquía (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Turquia (Country) Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Turquie (Country) French
French form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Turska (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Turtsiya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Tyrone (Political Subdivision) Irish
From Irish Gaelic Tir Eoghain meaning "land of Eoghan". This is the name of a county in Northern Ireland.
Tyskland (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of Deutschland.
Tzortzia (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Georgia 2.
Ucraïna (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Ukraine.
Ucraina (Country) Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of Ukraine.
Ucrânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ukraine.
Ucrania (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Ukraine.
Ufratu (River) Old Persian
Old Persian form of Euphrates.
Uganda (Country) English, Eastern African, Ganda, Swahili, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay
From Buganda, the name of a kingdom within Uganda, which means "land of the Ganda" in the Luganda language. The Ganda are an ethnic group, their name possibly deriving from a Bantu word meaning "family". Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa.
Ughanda (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Uganda.
Ukraine (Country) English, French, German, Danish, Malay
From Ukrainian Україна (Ukrayina), which is probably from Old East Slavic ꙋкраина (ukraina) meaning "boundary, borderland", derived from (u) meaning "at, from" and краи (krai) meaning "edge, end, rim". This is the name of a country in eastern Europe.
Ukrajina (Country) Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Form of Ukraine in several languages.
Ukrajna (Country) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Ukraine.
Ukraniya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Ukraine.
Ukrayina (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Ukraine.
Ukrayn (Country) Persian
Persian form of Ukraine.
Ukrayna (Country) Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of Ukraine.
Uman (Country) Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Dhivehi
Arabic, Persian, Pashto and Dhivehi form of Oman.
Umman (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Oman.
Undistan (Country) Kazakh
Kazakh form of Hendustan.
Ungaria (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of Hungary.
Ungārija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Hungary.
Ungarn (Country) German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian form of Hungary.
Ungern (Country) Swedish
Swedish form of Hungary.
Ungheria (Country) Italian
Italian form of Hungary.
United Kingdom (Country) English
The name of a western European island country, composed of the smaller countries of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is almost always written with the definite article the. This name came into use in the year 1801, when the realm was officially renamed from the Kingdom of Great Britain to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. After Ireland became independent in 1922 it was formally renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
United States (Country) English
The name of a country in North America, almost always written with the definite article the. The country is officially named the United States of America, and is also commonly called America or the USA. It was selected in 1776 when 13 British colonies on the eastern coast united to declare their independence from Britain. Etymologically, the English words in the name are both of Latin origin (unitus and status).
Unkari (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Hungary.
Upton (Settlement) English
From Old English upp "up" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of various towns in England.
Ural (Region & River) Russian, English, German, Turkish, Bashkir
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of a mountain range and a river in western Russia.
Urartu (Region) Akkadian, Armenian, English
From Akkadian 𒆳𒌨𒌒𒂅 (Urartu), meaning unknown, possibly of Old Armenian origin. This was the name of an ancient kingdom that existed between the 9th and 6th centuries BC in eastern Anatolia (modern Armenia and Turkey).
Urdann (River & Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Jordan, usually written with the definite article: الأردنّ (al-Urdann).
Uruk (Settlement) Akkadian, English
From Sumerian 𒌷 (uru) meaning "city". This was the name of a city-state of ancient Sumer (later Akkad and Babylonia). It was inhabited until the time of the Islamic conquest of the area.
Uzbekistán (Country) Spanish, Czech
Spanish and Czech form of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan (Country) English, Russian, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Swedish
From Uzbek O'zbekiston, derived from the ethnic name O'zbek (which is probably in part from Turkic beg meaning "chieftain, master") combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
Uzbekiston (Country) Tajik
Tajik form of Uzbek Ўзбекистон (see Uzbekistan).
Uzbekystan (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Uzbek Ўзбекистон (see Uzbekistan).
Valence (Settlement & Region) French
French form of Valencia.
València (Settlement & Region) Catalan
Catalan (Valencian) form of Valencia.
Valencia (Settlement & Region) Spanish, Italian, English, German
The name of a city and surrounding region in eastern Spain, originally named in Latin Valentia (Edetanorum) meaning "strength (of the Edetani people)", and derived from Latin valentius "strength, vigour", from valens "strong, vigorous". Besides the city in Spain, this is also the name of a city in Venezuala.
Valentia (Settlement & Region) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Valencia.
Valhal (Other) Norse Mythology
Danish form of Valhalla.
Valhall (Other) Norse Mythology
Swedish and Norwegian form of Valhalla.
Valhalla (Other) Norse Mythology
From Old Norse Valhǫll meaning "hall of the battle-dead", from valr meaning "those slain in battle" and hǫll meaning "hall, manor". In Norse mythology this is the name of Odin's enormous hall where half of all warriors go after they die.
Valhǫll (Other) Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Valhalla.
Vanga (Country) Sanskrit
An ancient kingdom located in what is now eastern India and Bangladesh. Its meaning is uncertain.
Varšava (Settlement) Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian and Slovene form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsavia (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsovie (Settlement) French
French form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Vashington (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Washington.
Vashynhton (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Washington.
Venecia (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Venice.
Venecuela (Country) Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian, Croatian
Serbian, Macedonian and Bosnian form of Venezuela, as well as a Croatian variant.
Venedig (Settlement) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Venice.
Venesuela (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Azerbaijani and Georgian form of Venezuela.
Venetia (Region & Settlement) Ancient Roman, Late Roman, Greek
From the name of the Veneti people who inhabited northeastern Italy in ancient times. Their tribal name possibly meant something like "kinfolk" or "friendly". This was the Latin name for the region now called Veneto, and later the Latin name for the city of Venice (which did not exist in the classical period).
Vénétie (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Veneto.
Venetien (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Veneto.
Veneto (Political Subdivision) Italian, English
The name of a region in northeastern Italy, called Venetia in Latin, named after the Veneti people who lived there in ancient times.
Venetsuela (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Venezuela.
Venezia (Settlement) Italian, Norwegian
Italian form of Venetia, referring to the city of Venice.
Venezouela (Country) Greek
Greek form of Venezuela.
Venezuela (Country) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Albanian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malay
Possibly from Italian Veneziola meaning "little Venice". This is the name of a country on the northern coast of South America. The region was supposedly named this in 1499 by a Spanish expedition (which included Amerigo Vespucci) because an indigenous town on Lake Maracaibo was built on stilts over the water, reminiscent of the Italian city. Another theory suggests that the country's name comes from Veneciuela, the name of a local people.
Vengrija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hungary.
Vengriya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Hungary.
Venice (Settlement) English
From Italian Venezia, derived from Latin Venetia. This is the name of a city of northeastern Italy, the capital of the Veneto region, famous for its canals.
Venise (Settlement) French
French form of Venice.
Venkata (Mountain) Indian, Hindi, Sanskrit
Possibly means "self-born" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a sacred hill in southern India.
Vereinigtes Königreich (Country) German
German calque of United Kingdom (using the adjective vereinigt meaning "united"). It is written with the definite article das.
Vereinigte Staaten (Country) German
German calque of United States (using the adjective vereinigt meaning "united"). It is written with the definite article die.
Verenigde Staten (Country) Dutch
Dutch calque of United States (using the adjective verenigd meaning "united"). It is written with the definite article de.
Verona (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, English, Ancient Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Latin, Gallic or Etruscan origin. This is the name of a city in northern Italy.
Vérone (Settlement) French
French form of Verona.
Victoria (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Body of Water) English
From the given name Victoria. It has generally been bestowed in honour of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). This is the name of many places in the former British Empire, including an Australian state and a Canadian city.
Vienna (Settlement) English, Italian
Meaning uncertain. It could be from Celtic vedunia meaning "forest stream", or possibly from the name of an earlier Roman settlement Vindobona. This is the name of the capital of Austria.
Vienne (Settlement) French
French form of Vienna.
Việt Nam (Country) Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Vietnam.
Vietnam (Country) English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay
From Việt Nam, meaning "southern Yue", derived from Sino-Vietnamese (việt), referring to the Yue people, and (nam) meaning "south". This is the name of a country in southeastern Asia.
Vietname (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Vietnamese Chữ Nôm 越南 (see Vietnam).