Place Names Starting with E

Eaton (Settlement) English
Derived from Old English ea "river" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of several English towns.
Ebenezer (Other) Biblical
From Hebrew אֶבֶן הָעָזֶר ('Even Ha'azer) meaning "stone of help". This is the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament.
Eboracum (Settlement) Old Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of York.
Écosse (Country) French
French form of Scotland.
'Eden (Region) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Eden.
Éden (Region) Biblical French
French 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.
Eesti (Country) Estonian
Estonian form of Estonia.
Effratis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphrates.
Ege (Body of Water) Turkish
Turkish form of Aegean.
Égée (Body of Water) French
French form of Aegean.
Egeo (Body of Water) Greek, Italian, Spanish
Modern Greek, Italian and Spanish form of Aegean.
Egipat (Country) Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egipt (Country) Polish, Slovene, Romanian
Polish, Slovene and Romanian form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egipte (Country) Afrikaans, Catalan
Afrikaans and Catalan form of Egypte or Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egipto (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egito (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egitto (Country) Italian
Italian form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egypt (Country) English
From Latin Aegyptus, itself from Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aigyptos), which was probably derived from Egyptian ḥwt-kꜣ-ptḥ, the name of the temple to the god Ptah in Memphis, meaning "the house of the soul of Ptah". Descendants of the Latin name are used in most European languages to refer to the ancient kingdom and modern country of Egypt. However, the name the ancient Egyptians used to refer to the Nile Valley was Kemet, and the Arabic speakers of modern Egypt call it Masr.
Égypte (Country) French
French form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
Egypte (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Aegyptus (see Egypt).
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.
Eiropa (Region) Latvian
Latvian form of Europe.
Ellada (Country) Greek
Modern Greek form of Ancient Greek Ἑλλάδα (Hellada), derived from Ἕλλην (Hellen) meaning "Greek", which is of uncertain origin. This is the Greek endonym for Greece.
Emerita Augusta (Settlement) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Mérida.
Endla (Body of Water) Estonian
From the medieval personal name Ent or Endo, which are of uncertain origin, possibly derivatives of the personal name Hendrik or Andres. This is the name of an Estonian lake often appearing in folk poetry.
Engeland (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of England.
Englaland (Country) Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of England.
England (Country) English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
From Old English Englaland meaning "land of the Angles", the Angles being one of the Germanic tribes that settled in the area in the post-Roman period. This is the name of a country (part of the United Kingdom) on the southern portion of the island of Great Britain. The United Kingdom is sometimes (inaccurately) referred to as England.
Eragh (Country) Persian
Persian form of Iraq.
Eran (Country) Middle Persian
Middle Persian form of Iran.
Erech (Settlement) Biblical
Form of Uruk used in the English Old Testament.
Erekh (Settlement) Biblical Hebrew
Form of Uruk used in the Hebrew Bible.
Ériu (Country & Island) Old Irish
Old Irish form of Éire.
Ermənistan (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Armanestan, referring to Armenia.
Ermenija (Country) Macedonian
Macedonian form of Armenia.
Ermenistan (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Armanestan, referring to Armenia.
Escócia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Scotland.
Escocia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Scotland.
Esharra (Other) Ancient Assyrian
From Sumerian 𒂍 (e) meaning "temple, house" and 𒊹 (shar) meaning "totality, world". This was the name of the main temple dedicated to the god Ashur in the city of Ashur.
Eshiya (Region) Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati
Hindi, Bengali and Gujarati form of Asia.
Eslováquia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Slovakia.
Eslovàquia (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Slovakia.
Eslovaquia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Slovakia.
Eslovénia (Country) Portuguese (European)
Portuguese form of Slovenia.
Eslovènia (Country) Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of Slovenia.
Eslovênia (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Slovenia.
Eslovenia (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Slovenia.
Espagne (Country) French
French form of Hispania (see Spain).
Espainia (Country) Basque
Basque form of Hispania (see Spain).
España (Country) Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of Hispania (see Spain).
Espaniya (Country) Persian
Persian form of Hispania (see Spain).
Espanja (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of Hispania (see Spain).
Espanya (Country) Catalan, Tagalog, Cebuano
Catalan, Tagalog and Cebuano form of Hispania (see Spain).
Essen (Settlement) German, English
From older Astnide, possibly a derivative of Old High German asc meaning "ash tree". This is the name of a city in Germany, founded in the 9th century.
Estados Unidos (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese calque of United States, written with the definite article (los and os respectively).
Estija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Estonia.
Estland (Country) German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish form of Estonia.
Estocolmo (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Stockholm.
Estonia (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Malay, Late Roman
From Estonian eesti meaning "Estonian", a word borrowed from Low German in the 17th century. It is of uncertain origin. It could be from a Germanic rendering of the Baltic tribe of the Aesti, mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus.
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.
États-Unis (Country) French
French calque of United States, written with the definite article les.
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 East Africa.
Éthiopie (Country) French
French form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Ethiopië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiópia (Country) Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopía (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Aethiopia (see Ethiopia).
Etiopia (Country) Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Finnish, Georgian, Korean, Indonesian
Italian, Polish, Norwegian, Finnish, Georgian, Korean and Indonesian 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).
Etxeberria (Settlement) Basque
Means "the new house", from Basque etxe "house" and berri "new". This was the name of a village (and castle) in Navarre where the saint Francis Xavier was born.
Euphrates (River) English, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
From Greek Εὐφράτης (Euphrates), the name of a river in Mesopotamia. It is derived from Old Persian 𐎢𐎳𐎼𐎠𐎬𐎢 (Ufratu), itself from Elamite or Sumerian, of uncertain meaning.
Eurasia (Region) English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Norwegian
Combination of Europe and Asia. This is the name of the landmass comprising all of Europe and Asia.
Eurasie (Region) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Eurasia.
Eurasien (Region) German, Danish, Swedish
German, Danish and Swedish form of Eurasia.
Eurazja (Region) Polish
Polish form of Eurasia.
Euripos (Body of Water) Ancient Greek
Possibly from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ῥιπή (rhipe) meaning "throw, swing". This was the name of the strait between Euboea and Boeotia.
Euripus (Body of Water) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Euripos.
Euroopa (Region) Estonian
Estonian form of Europe.
Eurooppa (Region) Finnish
Finnish form of Europe.
Európa (Region) Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Europe.
Europe (Region) English, French, Ancient Greek
From Greek Εὐρώπη (see Europa). The name of the mythological princess is from that of the continent.
'Even Ha'azer (Other) Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of Ebenezer.
Everest (Mountain) English
From the surname Everest. This is the English name of the world's highest mountain, located in the Himalayas, which was named after the British surveyor George Everest (1790-1866).
Evripos (Body of Water) Greek
Modern Greek of Euripos.
Evrópa (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Europe.
Evropa (Region) Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Russian
Form of Europe used in various languages. This is also an alternate transcription of Armenian Եվրոպա or Russian Европа (see Yevropa).
Ewart (Settlement) English
From Old English ea "river" and worþ "enclosure". This is the name of a town in Northumberland, England.