Place Names of Length 4

This is a list of place names in which the length is 4.
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Alma (River) Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Russian, English
From Crimean Tatar alma meaning "apple". This is the name of a river in Crimea, notable as the site of a 1854 battle in the Crimean War.
Asch (Settlement) Dutch
From Old Dutch aska meaning "ash tree". This is the name of a town in the Netherlands.
Ásia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Asia.
Asia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Greek, Norwegian, Indonesian, Malay, Ancient Greek
Perhaps derived from Akkadian asu, meaning "east". This is the name of the world's largest continent.
Asie (Region) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Asia.
Asís (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Assisi.
Avon (River) English
Means "river" in Brythonic (modern Welsh afon). This is the name of several rivers in Britain.
Bama (Country) Burmese
Burmese variant of မြန်မာ (see Myanmar).
Boll (Settlement) German
From Middle High German meaning "hill". This is the name of several towns in Germany.
Buda (Settlement) Hungarian
Possibly from the given name Bleda (which belonged to the brother of Attila the Hun). This was the name of a Hungarian city on the west bank of the Danube. Today it is a part of Budapest, having merged with Pest in 1873.
Cale (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Possibly from Celtic gall meaning "Gaul, Celt". This was the name of an ancient town in what is now Portugal, near the modern city of Porto.
Cent (Region) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Kent.
Chad (Body of Water & Country) English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Malay
From Arabic تشاد (Tshad), derived from a Kanuri word meaning "lake, large expanse of water". This is the name of a lake in central Africa, as well as the country that is named after it. The lake also borders Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
Chin (Country) Indian, Hindi, Persian, Thai, Lao
Hindi, Persian, Thai and Lao form of China.
Ciad (Body of Water & Country) Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of Chad.
Čīle (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Chile.
Čile (Country) Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Slovene
Form of Chile in several languages.
Čilė (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Chile.
Cile (Country) Italian
Italian form of Chile.
Čína (Country) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of China.
Cina (Country) Italian
Italian form of China.
Czad (Body of Water & Country) Polish
Polish form of Chad.
Duna (River) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Danube.
'Eden (Region) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Eden.
Eden (Region) Hebrew, Biblical
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian 𒂔 (edin) meaning "plain". According to the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
Éire (Country & Island) Irish
Possibly means "abundant land" in Old Irish. This is the Irish name of the country and island of Ireland. According to legend the island was named for the goddess Ériu, though in fact it was she who was named for the island.
Eran (Country) Ancient Persian
Middle Persian form of Iran.
Ériu (Country & Island) Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of Éire.
Figi (Country) Italian
Italian form of Fiji.
Fiji (Country) English, Portuguese, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay
English form of Fijian Viti, of unknown meaning, the name of the largest island (called Viti Levu meaning "great Viti") of the archipelago. The change from Viti to Fiji is reportedly explained by the fact that the British (on an 18th-century expedition of James Cook) first heard it pronounced this way by the neighbouring Tongans.
Fiyi (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Fiji.
Gary (Settlement) English
City in Indiana that was named after businessman Elbert Henry Gary (1846-1927), the founder of U.S. Steel.
Gorj (Country) Persian (Archaic)
Archaic Persian name of Georgia 1, possibly from Middle Persian gurg meaning "wolf".
Hana (Country) Ukrainian, Belarusian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Ghana.
Hase (Settlement) Japanese
Etymologically from Japanese (hatsu) meaning "anchorage​" and (se) meaning "shallows". The spelling of 長谷 is from a shortening of 長谷 の 泊瀬 (nagatani no hatsuse) meaning "long valley of Hatsuse". This is the name of a place in Sakurai, Japan.
Hayk (Country) Armenian (Archaic)
From the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", of uncertain ultimate origin. Some theories claim it is from the name of the Armenian hero Hayk, though it is more likely that they simply derive from the same source. This is an archaic Armenian name for Armenia; the modern name is Հայաստան (Hayastan).
Hend (Country) Persian
Persian form of India.
Hind (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of India, usually written with the definite article: الهند (al-Hind).
Hira (Other) Arabic
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the cave near Mecca where the Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation.
Inde (Country) French
French form of India.
Indo (Country) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of India. It is usually written in katakana in Japan and Hangul in Korea.
Irák (Country) Czech
Czech form of Iraq.
Írán (Country) Czech
Czech form of Iran.
Irán (Country) Spanish, Slovak, Hungarian
Spanish, Slovak and Hungarian form of Iran.
Iran (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Urdu, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Burmese, Filipino, Thai, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
Iraq (Country) Arabic, English, Italian, Catalan, Malay
From Arabic العراق (al-'Iraq), probably derived from the name of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian city of Uruk. This is the name of a country in the Middle East.
Keňa (Country & Mountain) Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Kenya.
Kent (Political Subdivision & River) English
Possibly from a Brythonic element meaning "border, edge, coast". This is the name of a historic kingdom and modern county in southeastern England, called Cent in Old English, Cantium in Latin. It is also the name of a river in Cumbria, northwestern England.
Kōbe (Settlement) Japanese
Possibly means "shrine supporters", in reference to the families who tended the local Ikuta Shrine. This is the name of a city in Japan.
Kobe (Settlement) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 神戸 (see Kōbe).
Köln (Settlement) German
German form of Cologne.
Laos (Country) French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Turkmen, Greek, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Hebrew, Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Malay, Filipino, Indonesian, Tagalog
The name of a country in southeastern Asia, derived from the Lao people, the majority ethnic group. Their name may be derived from an Austroasiatic root meaning "human". The name Laos was originally applied to the region by France, who established it as a colony in 1893. It achieved independence in 1953.
Laws (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Laos.
Lehi (Region) Biblical
Means "jawbone" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the site where the hero Samson killed 1,000 men using only a donkey's jawbone.
León (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Spanish
Derived from Latin legio (genitive legionis) meaning "legion", so named because the Roman 7th Legion Gemina was stationed there. This is the name of a city and province in northern Spain.
Lyon (Settlement) French, English, German
From Latin Lugdunum, derived from the name of the Celtic god Lugus combined with Gaulish dunon meaning "hill fort, citadel". This is the name of a city in central France.
Masr (Country) Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian Arabic transcription of Misr.
Mesr (Country) Persian
Persian form of Misr.
Misr (Country) Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
From a Semitic root possibly meaning "border". This is the Arabic, Pashto and Urdu name for the country of Egypt.
Mōko (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Japanese
Japanese form of Mongolia.
Nijl (River) Dutch
Dutch form of Nile.
Nile (River) English
From Latin Nilus, which was from Greek Νεῖλος (Neilos), possibly of Semitic origin meaning "river". This is the name of a long river in Africa.
Nilo (River) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of Nilus (see Nile).
Nysa (Region) Greek Mythology
Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning "tree". In Greek mythology Nysa was the mountainous region where young Dionysos was raised.
Pama (Country) Thai
Thai form of Burma.
Peru (Country) English, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Indian, Hindi
From Spanish Perú, older Birú, which was possibly derived from the name of a chieftain (who nevertheless resided in modern-day Panama).
Perú (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Peru.
Perù (Country) Italian
Italian form of Peru.
Pest (Settlement) Hungarian
Possibly from a Slavic word meaning "cave". This was the name of a city on the east bank of the Danube in Hungary. After a bridge was built across the river in 1849, Pest merged with Buda to form Budapest in 1873.
Poix (Settlement) French
Possibly from Old French peis meaning "fish". This is the name of a town in Picardy, France.
Prag (Settlement) German, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish
German, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Turkish form of Praha (see Prague).
Qana (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ghana.
Quds (Settlement) Arabic
Means "holy" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name for Jerusalem, usually written with the definite article: القُدْس (al-Quds).
Roes (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Rus.
Roma (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Latinate form of Rome.
Rome (Settlement) English, French, Dutch
Meaning uncertain, from Latin Roma. This is the name of the capital city of Italy, formerly the capital of the Roman Kingdom, Republic and Empire. According to legend the city was named for Romulus.
Ross (Region & Settlement) Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic ros meaning "promontory". This is the name of a historic region in northern Scotland, as well as towns in Scotland and northern England.
Sela (Settlement) Biblical
Means "rock" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a city, the capital of Edom. In the Greek and Latin Old Testament the name is translated as Petra, though it may be distinct from the Nabataean city.
Sela' (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Sela.
Şili (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Chile.
Skye (Island) Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Sgitheanach, meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Viro (Country) Finnish
From the name of the old region of Virumaa in northern Estonia, which got its name from the Finnic tribe of the Vironians. This is the Finnish name for Estonia.
Viti (Country & Island) Fijian, English
Fijian form of Fiji. This name is also used in English (and other languages) to refer to the main Fijian island of Viti Levu.
Wien (Settlement) German
German form of Vienna.
Xile (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Chile.
York (Settlement & Political Subdivision) English
From Eboracum, the Latinized form of a Brythonic name like Eburacon meaning "yew". It was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic meaning "pig farm". This is the name of a city in northern England. The American city and state of New York were named after the Duke of York (James II of England).