Place Names of Length 8

This is a list of place names in which the length is 8.
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Adrichem (Settlement) Dutch
Means "Adrik's home". This was the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands.
Aegyptus (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Egypt.
Aigyptos (Country) Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of Egypt.
Albanien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish, Luxembourgish
German, Swedish, Danish and Luxembourgish form of Albania.
Albānija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Albania.
Albanija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene and Lithuanian form of Albania.
Albaniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Uzbek form of Albania.
Alemanha (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Alemannia, used as the Portuguese name of Germany.
Alemania (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Alemannia, used as the Spanish name of Germany.
Algerien (Country) German
German form of Algeria.
Algerije (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Algeria.
Amérique (Region & Country) French
French form of America.
Anatolia (Region) Late Roman, English
Latin form of Greek ἀνατολή (anatole) meaning "sunrise", a term used by the Greeks to refer to the peninsula to the east (modern Turkey).
Annesley (Settlement) English
From Old English anne "alone, solitary" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Nottinghamshire.
Appleton (Settlement) English
Derived from Old English æppeltun "orchard". This is the name of towns in England.
Arendonk (Settlement) Dutch
Derived from Dutch arend "eagle" and donk "hill". This is the name of a city in northern Belgium.
Arjantin (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Argentina.
Armenien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Armenia.
Armėnija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Armenia.
Armēnija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Armenia.
Armenija (Country) Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene
Croatian, Bosnian and Slovene form of Armenia.
Armeniya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Bengali
Russian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Bengali form of Armenia.
Arminiya (Country) Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of Armenia.
Ásgarðr (Region) Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of Asgard.
Ashurayu (Region) Akkadian
Akkadian form of Assyria.
Ashworth (Settlement) English
From Old English æsc "ash tree" and worþ "enclosure". This was the name of a town in Lancashire.
Asturias (Political Subdivision) Spanish
Possibly derived from Basque asta "rock" and ur "water". This was the name of an 8th to 10th-century kingdom of northern Iberia. It is now the name of a Spanish province.
Atlantic (Body of Water) English
From Greek Ἀτλαντικός (Atlantikos), derived from the name of the mythical island of Atlantis. Greek writers used this name to refer to the waters beyond the Pillars of Hercules (the Strait of Gibraltar).
Atlantis (Island) Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek Ἄτλας (see Atlas), a mythological king with the same name as the Titan. According to Greek mythology, Atlantis was an island that sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
Babylone (Settlement) French
French form of Babylon.
Bardsley (Settlement) English
From the Old English name Beornræd and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a village near Manchester.
Bayt Lahm (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Bethlehem. The Arabic word لحم (lahm) meaning "meat" is cognate with Hebrew לֶחֶם (lechem) meaning "bread".
Bechuana (Country) English (Archaic)
Older English form of Botswana.
Belgicko (Country) Slovak
Slovak form of Belgium.
Belgique (Country) French
French form of Belgium.
Bergomum (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Bergamo.
Bethania (Settlement) Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Bethany used in the Greek and Latin New Testament.
Bethléem (Settlement) French
French form of Bethlehem.
Bethleem (Settlement) Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Bethlehem used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
Betlehem (Settlement) Slovak
Slovak form of Bethlehem.
Betlemme (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Bethlehem.
Beverley (Settlement) English
From Old English beofor "beaver" and (possibly) licc "stream". This is the name of a city in eastern England.
Białoruś (Country) Polish
Polish form of Belarus.
Birmânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Burma.
Birmania (Country) Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of Burma.
Birmanie (Country) French
French form of Burma.
Bolivien (Country) German
German form of Bolivia.
Bolīvija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Bolivia.
Bolivija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian and Lithuanian form of Bolivia.
Botsuana (Country) Spanish, Portuguese, German
Spanish and Portuguese form of Botswana, as well as a German variant.
Botsvāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Botswana.
Botswana (Country) Southern African, Tswana, English, Shona, German, French, Italian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian
Means "place of the Tswana people" in the Tswana language, from the locative prefix bo- combined with the name of Tswana people, itself of uncertain origin, possibly from tswa "to go out" or tshwana "to resemble". This is the name of a country in southern Africa. During the British colonial period the region was called Bechuanaland, which was more accurately rendered as Botswana when the country achieved independence in 1966.
Bradford (Settlement) English
From Old English brad "broad" and ford "ford, river crossing". This is the name of a city in West Yorkshire, as well as several other towns.
Brasilië (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Brazil.
Brazília (Country) Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Brazil.
Brazilia (Country & Settlement) Romanian, Georgian
Romanian and Georgian form of Brazil. This is also the Georgian name for Brazil's capital city Brasília.
Brazílie (Country) Czech
Czech form of Brazil.
Brazilië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Brazil.
Brazylia (Country) Polish
Polish form of Brazil.
Bretagna (Region & Island) Italian
Italian form of Britain and Brittany. Great Britain is called Gran Bretagna in Italian.
Bretagne (Region & Island) French, German, Dutch
French form of Britannia (see Britain). In French this typically refers to the region known as Brittany in France, while Great Britain is called Grande-Bretagne.
Brittany (Region) English
From Britannia (see Britain). This is the name of a region in northwestern France, so called because many Britons settled there after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It had earlier been called Armorica. In the Middle Ages it was sometimes called Britannia Minor to distinguish it from the island of Great Britain. In French, both the island and the region are called Bretagne.
Brooklyn (Settlement) English
Name of a borough of New York City, originally derived from the Dutch town of Breukelen meaning either "broken land" (from Dutch breuk) or "marsh land" (from Dutch broek).
Budapest (Settlement) Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Combination of Buda and Pest, two cities that merged in 1873. This is the name of the capital city of Hungary.
Bulgaria (Country) Late Roman, English, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian, Malay
From the name of the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed". This is the name of a country in southeastern Europe.
Bulgarie (Country) French
French form of Bulgaria.
Bulgarye (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Bulgaria.
Bustillo (Settlement) Spanish
From a diminutive of Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture". This is the name of towns in Spain.
Butswana (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Botswana.
Carlisle (Settlement) English
Originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of Lugus". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city. This is the name of a city in Cumbria in northern England.
Carpates (Region) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Carpathians.
Castilla (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Castile.
Castille (Region) French
French form of Castile.
Cataluña (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Catalonia.
Chadwick (Settlement) English
Means "village belonging to Chad" in Old English. This is the name of towns in Lancashire and Warwickshire.
Chaoxian (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Joseon, used in mainland China to refer to Korea.
Cheshire (Region & Political Subdivision) English
Shortened form of Chestershire, a combination of Chester and shire.
Chuugoku (Country & Region) Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 中国 (see Chūgoku).
Cockburn (Settlement) English
From Old English cocc "rooster" and burna "stream". This was the name of a town in Berwickshire, Scotland.
Colombia (Country) Spanish, English, Italian, Malay
Variant of Columbia, used as the name of a country in South America.
Colombie (Country & Political Subdivision) French
French form of Colombia and sometimes of Columbia (for example Colombie-Britannique for British Columbia).
Columbia (Region, Settlement, Political Subdivision & River) English, Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Named after the explorer Christopher Columbus, called Cristoforo Colombo in Italian (see the surname Colombo). This is the name of several cities in the Americas (including the District of Columbia, also called Washington D.C.), and a river in Canada and the United States. It is also a name used historically to refer to the New World.
Cracovie (Settlement) French
French form of Kraków.
Crawford (Settlement) English
From Old English crawe "crow" and ford "ford, river crossing". This is the name various small towns in England.
Damascus (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English
Meaning unknown, probably of Semitic origin. It is first mentioned in Egyptian records from the 15th century BC under the name Tmsq. It is now the capital city of Syria.
Damaskos (Settlement) Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Damascus.
Dammeseq (Settlement) Ancient Aramaic, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Aramaic and Hebrew form of Damascus.
Dänemark (Country) German
German form of Denmark.
Danemark (Country) French
French form of Denmark.
Danubius (River) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Danube.
Debenham (Settlement) English
From the Old English river name Deben combined with ham meaning "home, homestead". This is the name of a town in Suffolk, on the River Deben.
Dongjing (Settlement) Chinese
Chinese form of Tokyo.
Eboracum (Settlement) Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of York.
Effratis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphrates.
Engeland (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of England.
Espainia (Country) Basque
Basque form of Hispania (see Spain).
Estonija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Estonia.
Estoniya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik and Uzbek form of Estonia.
Ethiopia (Country) English
From Latin Aethiopia, itself from Greek Αἰθιοπία (Aithiopia), said to derive from αἴθω (aitho) meaning "to burn" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "face", referring to the skin colour of the inhabitants (probably a folk etymology). This is the name of a country in eastern Africa.
Éthiopie (Country) French
French form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Ethiopië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopien (Country) Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian and Latvian form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Feilubin (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Philippines.
Filipina (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Philippines.
Finlande (Country) French
French form of Finnland (see Finland).
Finnland (Country) Ancient Scandinavian, German
Old Norse and German form of Finland.
Flanders (Region) English
From Middle Dutch Vlander, from a Germanic root meaning "waterlogged", referring to the marshy landscape of Flanders. This is the name of the northern portion of Belgium.
Frankrig (Country) Danish
Danish cognate of Frankreich. This is the Danish name for France.
Frankryk (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Frankrijk.
Georgien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Georgia 1.
Germania (Country) Ancient Roman, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Georgian
Latin, Italian, Greek, Romanian and Georgian form of Germany.
Giappone (Country) Italian
Italian form of Japan.
Giordano (River) Italian
Italian form of Jordan (the river).
Glympton (Settlement) English
Derived from the name of the river Glyme and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of small town in Oxfordshire, England.
Grantham (Settlement) English
From Old English grand meaning "gravel" and ham meaning "home, estate, settlement". This is the name of a town in Lincolnshire.
Haanrade (Settlement) Dutch
From Dutch haan "rooster" and raad "advice". This is the name of a small village in the south of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
Hamilton (Settlement) English
Means "crooked hill" from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". This was the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). After the town name became a surname, it was used for several other cities, including ones in Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States.
Hayastan (Country) Armenian
From the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian" combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the Armenian name for Armenia.
Hispania (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Spain, referring originally to the entire Iberian Peninsula.
Hofwegen (Settlement) Dutch
From Dutch hof meaning "garden, courtyard" and weg meaning "way, path, road". This is the name of a town in the Netherlands.
Holandia (Country) Polish
Polish form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hollanda (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Holland 1, referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
Hollande (Political Subdivision & Country) French
French form of Holland 1, referring to the provinces and sometimes the entire country.
Holsteen (Political Subdivision & Region) Low German
Low German form of Holstein.
Holstein (Political Subdivision & Region) German, English, Dutch
From the name of a Saxon tribe, derived from Old Saxon holt meaning "wood" and sat meaning "inhabitant". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, near the Danish border. It forms part of the name of the modern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Hongarye (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Hungary.
Hořovice (Settlement) Czech
From Czech hora meaning "mountain". This is the name of a town in the Czech Republic.
Horowitz (Settlement) German
German form of Hořovice.
Hrvatska (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Macedonian form of Croatia.
Hungaria (Country) Late Roman, Albanian, Armenian
Latin, Albanian and Armenian form of Hungary.
Igaunija (Country) Latvian
From Latvian igaunis meaning "Estonian", derived from the name of the old region of Ugandi in southern Estonia. This is the Latvian name of Estonia.
Iordanes (River) Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek and Latin form of Jordan.
Iordania (Country) Romanian, Greek, Georgian
Romanian, Greek and Georgian form of Jordan (the country).
Iordanis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Jordan (the river).
Irlandia (Country & Island) Polish, Greek, Georgian, Indonesian
Polish, Greek, Georgian and Indonesian form of Ireland.
Ispanija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Ityoppya (Country) Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of Ethiopia.
Janowice (Settlement) Polish
From the given name Jan 1. This is the name of a number of towns in Poland.
Japonija (Country) Lithuanian, Macedonian
Lithuanian and Macedonian form of Japão (see Japan).
Jaskółki (Settlement) Polish
Derived from Polish jaskółka meaning "swallow (bird)". This is the name of multiple Polish towns.
Jinbabue (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Zimbabwe.
Jordania (Country) Spanish, Finnish, Polish
Spanish, Finnish and Polish form of Jordan (the country).
Jordanie (Country) French
French form of Jordan (the country).
Jordanië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Jordan (the country).
Jourdain (River) French
French form of Jordan (the river).
Kailasha (Mountain) Sanskrit
Sanskrit form of Kailash.
Kanadaja (Country) Albanian
Albanian form of Canada.
Kárpátok (Region) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Carpathians.
Khorvatu (Country) Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Medieval Slavic form of Croatia.
Kitajska (Country) Slovene
Slovene cognate of Cathay, used as the Slovene name of China.
Kroatien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Croatia.
Kynaston (Settlement) English
Means "Cynefrith's town" in Old English. This is the name of hamlets in Herefordshire and Shropshire.
Lauretum (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Loreto.
Leighton (Settlement) English
Variant of Layton. This is the name of several English towns.
Leitzkau (Settlement) German
Possibly of Slavic origin. This is the name of a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Lesselyn (Region) Medieval Scottish
Probably from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". This was the name of a location in Aberdeenshire.
Libērija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Liberia.
Liberija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian and Lithuanian form of Liberia.
Lilliput (Island) Literature
Created by the Irish author Jonathan Swift for one of the islands in his novel Gulliver's Travels (1726). The novel's hero Gulliver is shipwrecked here, a place inhabited by a society of tiny people. Lilliput, a satirical version of Great Britain, is in conflict with the neighbouring island of Blefuscu, a satirical version of France. Though Swift did not explain the source of the name, he may have based it on English little and the archaic word put meaning "fool, silly man".
Litouwen (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Lithuania.
Lituânia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lietuva.
Lituania (Country) Spanish, Italian, Late Roman
Latin form of Lietuva (see Lithuania).
Lituanie (Country) French
French form of Lithuania.
Lombardy (Political Subdivision) English
From Italian Lombardia, from Late Latin Langobardia, the name of a region in northern Italy, which was named after the Germanic Langobards (or Lombards as they are more often called), a people who invaded and occupied Italy in the 6th century. The Lombards' name is derived from lang "long" and bard "beard". In modern Italy this is now an administrative region, with a capital at Milan.
Lorraine (Political Subdivision) French, English
Ultimately from Latin Lothari regnum meaning "kingdom of Lothar". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen.
Lugdunum (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Lyon.
Macarena (Settlement) Spanish
Barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple that may have been named for a person Macarius (see Macario).
Mađarska (Country) Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Magyarország.
Marakesh (Settlement) Serbian
Serbian form of Arabic مرّاكش (see Marrakesh).
Marrocos (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Morocco.
Miandian (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Myanmar.
Mijanmar (Country) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian variant form of Myanmar.
Miyanmar (Country) Bengali
Bengali form of Myanmar.
Mongolei (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) German
German form of Mongolia.
Mongólia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of Mongolia.
Mongolia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Polish, Finnish, Norwegian, Indonesian, Malay
From Mongolian монгол (mongol), the name for the Mongolian people, possibly from монг (mong) meaning "brave". This the name of a region in eastern Asia, now divided between the country of Mongolia (historically called Outer Mongolia) and the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia.
Mongolie (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Mongolia.
Mongolië (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Mongolia.
Mosambik (Island & Country) German, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of Mozambique.
Msumbiji (Island & Country) Eastern African, Swahili
Swahili form of Mozambique.
Nazareth (Settlement) English, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "branch" in Hebrew. This is the name of a town in Galilee in Israel. It was the home town of Jesus.
Neapolis (Settlement) Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Greek and Latin form of Naples.
Neuville (Settlement) French
Means "new town" in French. This is the name of various towns in France.
Nigērija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Nigeria.
Nigerija (Country) Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene
Lithuanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Nigeria.
Nigeriya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Nigeria.
Njemačka (Country) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian cognate of Niemcy, used as the name of Germany.
Norþweg (Country) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Norway.
Norvegia (Country) Italian, Georgian
Italian and Georgian form of Norway.
Norveška (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Norway.
Norwegen (Country) German
German cognate of Norway.
Nowakowo (Settlement) Polish
From Polish nowy meaning "new". This is the name of towns in Poland.
Oirschot (Settlement) Dutch
Possibly from Dutch oeros meaning "aurochs" and schoot meaning "projection (of land)". This is the name of a town in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands.
Orellana (Settlement) Spanish
Probably from Latin Aureliana. This is the name of towns in Badajoz, Spain.
Pakestan (Country) Persian
Persian form of Pakistan.
Pákistán (Country) Czech
Czech form of Pakistan.
Pakistán (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Pakistan.
Pakistan (Country) Urdu, Punjabi, English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian
From Persian پاک (pak) meaning "pure" and the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". The name was coined in 1933 by the Pakistani nationalist Choudhry Rahmat Ali who justified it as an acronym of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir and Sindh, plus the final three letters of Baluchistan.
Patavium (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Padua.
Pisaurum (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Pesaro.
Polshcha (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Poland.
Portugal (Country) Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Galician, Catalan, German, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Malay
From Portugale, which was derived from Portus Cale, the old name of the city of Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire country.
Pretoria (Settlement) Southern African, Afrikaans, Dutch, English
From the surname Pretorius. This is the name of a city in South Africa, named after the 19th-century Boer leader Andries Pretorius.
Provença (Region) Provençal
Provençal form of Provence.
Provence (Region) French, English, German
From Latin provincia meaning "province", a Roman territorial division. This is the name a region in southern France, originally acquiring its name because it was the first Roman province beyond the Alps.
Provenza (Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Provence.
Rhodesia (Region) English
From the surname Rhodes. This was a British-controlled region of southern Africa, named after the politician and imperialist Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902). It is now the independent countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Roemenië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Romania.
Romanija (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Romania.
Roumanie (Country) French
French form of Romania.
Rumänien (Country) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Romania.
Rumaniya (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Romania.
Rumunija (Country) Serbian, Lithuanian
Serbian and Lithuanian form of Romania.
Rumyniya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Romania.
Russland (Country) German, Norwegian
Derived from the medieval state of Rus and land meaning "country, state". This is the German and Norwegian name for Russia.
Ryssland (Country) Swedish
Swedish cognate of Russland.
Sandford (Settlement) English
From Old English sand "sand" and ford "ford, river crossing". This is the name of several towns in England.
Santa Ana (Settlement) Spanish
The name of several places in the Spanish-speaking world, in honour of Saint Anna.
Santiago (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
This is the name of several cities in Spain and Portugal, so named for Saint James (see the given name Santiago for more information). It is also used for many other cities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, notably the capital city of Chile.
Schweden (Country) German
German form of Sweden.
Scotland (Country) English
Means "land of the Scots", from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker". This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) in the north of the island of Great Britain.
Seabrook (Settlement) English
From the old name of a river combined with Old English broc "stream". This is the name of a town in Buckinghamshire, England.
Senegaal (River & Country) Western African, Wolof
Wolof form of Senegal.
Sepanyol (Country) Malay, Javanese
Malay and Javanese form of Hispania (see Spain).
Sherburn (Settlement) English
Variant of Sherborne, also the name of several English towns.
Sherwood (Region) English
From Old English scir "shire, district" and wudu "wood". This is the name of a forest near Nottingham. It is known in English folklore as the home of the outlaw hero Robin Hood.
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.
Simbabwe (Country) German
German form of Zimbabwe.
Sionainn (River) Irish
Irish form of Shannon.
Skotland (Country) Danish
Danish form of Scotland.
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.
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.
Słowacja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Slovakia.
Slowakei (Country) German
German form of Slovakia.
Slowakye (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovakia.
Slowenië (Country) Southern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Slovenia.
Somālija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Somalia.
Somalija (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Somalia.
Stirling (Settlement) English
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a city in Scotland.
Stokgolm (Settlement) Russian
Russian form of Stockholm.
Svizzera (Country) Italian
Italian cognate of Schweiz, used as the Italian name for Switzerland.
Szabolcs (Settlement & Region) Hungarian
From the given name Szabolcs. This is the name of a town and a region in Hungary.
Tansania (Country) German, Finnish
German and Finnish form of Tanzania.
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.
Tanzanya (Country) Arabic, Persian, Turkish
Arabic, Persian and Turkish form of Tanzania.
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.
Tchéquie (Country) French
French form of Čechy, used as a name for the Czech Republic.
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.
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.
Tombuctú (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Timbuktu.
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.
Turkiyya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Turkey.
Turtsiya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Turcia (see Turkey).
Tyskland (Country) Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of Deutschland.
Tzortzia (Political Subdivision) Greek
Greek form of Georgia 2.
Ungheria (Country) Italian
Italian form of Hungary.
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.
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.
Varsavia (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Varsovie (Settlement) French
French form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Venetien (Political Subdivision) German
German form of Veneto.
Vengriya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Hungary.
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.
Vietname (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Vietnamese Chữ Nôm 越南 (see Vietnam).
Vijetnam (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian form of Vietnamese Chữ Nôm 越南 (see Vietnam).
Warschau (Settlement) German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of Warszawa (see Warsaw).
Warszawa (Settlement) Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Polish form of Warsaw.
Westcott (Settlement) English
From Old English west "west" and cot "cottage". This is the name of several towns in England.
Wiśniewo (Settlement) Polish
Derived from Polish wiśnia meaning "sour cherry". This is the name of several towns in Poland.
Zangibar (Island) Persian
Persian form of Zanzibar.
Zanjibar (Island) Arabic
Arabic form of Zanzibar.
Zanzibar (Island) Eastern African, Swahili, English
From Arabic زنجبار (Zanjibar), from Persian زنگبار (Zangibar), derived from زنگی (zangi) meaning "black, dark-skinned" and بار (bar) meaning "shore, coast". This is the name of an island, part of Tanzania.
Zelândia (Political Subdivision & Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Zealand.
Zelandia (Political Subdivision & Country) Polish
Polish form of Zealand.
Zhongguo (Country) Chinese
Means "middle kingdom", from Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" and (guó) meaning "country, state". This is the Chinese name for China. The name originally referred to China's central regions, as opposed to the territory on the fringes.
Zimbábue (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese variant form of Zimbabwe.
Zimbàbue (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabue (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabué (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabvė (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zimbabwe.