DAEHAN (Country) Korean
From Sino-Korean 大 (dae)
meaning "big, great" and 韓 (han)
meaning "Korea". This is the official Korean name for South Korea
DALLAS (Settlement) English
Several of the places bearing this name, including probably the city in Texas, were named for the American vice president George M. Dallas (1792-1864). His surname is of Old English origin meaning "valley house".
DANUBE (River) English
From Latin Danubius
, from Indo-European Danu
, probably meaning "river, water"
. This is the name of a river that flows east through Europe to the Black Sea.
DEBEN (River) English
in Old English. This is the name of a river in Suffolk.
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.
DEE (River) Scottish
Possibly from a Celtic root meaning "divine"
. This is the name of a river in Scotland.
DELHI (Settlement) English
From Sanskrit दिल्ली (Dilli)
, possibly from देहली (dehali)
, or possibly from the name of a 1st-century BC king. This is the name of a large city in northern India, which includes the district of New Delhi, the Indian capital.
DENMARK (Country) English
From Danish Danmark
, derived from the ethnic name Dane
, which is possibly from Germanic den
meaning "low ground", combined with mark
meaning "borderland". This is the name of a country in northern Europe.
DERBY (Settlement) English
Means "deer farm"
in Old Norse. This is the name of a city in England.
DEUTSCHLAND (Country) German
Derived from the German deutsch
meaning "German" (ultimately from Germanic þeudo
"people") and Land
. This is the German endonym for Germany
DEVON (Political Subdivision) English
From the name of the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe. This is the name of a county in England.
DUDLEY (Settlement) English
Means "DUDDA's clearing"
in Old English. This is the name of a city in the West Midlands, England.