Place Names Starting with F

Fál (Island) Irish
From the name of the stone on the Hill of Tara where Irish high kings were crowned, called the "stone of destiny", the Lia Fáil. This is from Irish lia meaning "stone" and probably fál (genitive fáil) meaning "enclosure, fence" and figuratively "king, chief".... [more]
Faransa (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of France.
Faris (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Persia.
Farnham (Settlement) English
From Old English fearn "fern" and ham "home" or ham "water meadow, enclosure". This is the name of several towns in England, notably in Surrey.
Fátima (Settlement) Portuguese
Derived from the Arabic feminine name Fatimah, apparently after a Moorish princess who converted to Christianity during the Reconquista. This is the name of a town in Portugal, which became an important Christian pilgrimage center after 1917 when three local children reported witnessing repeated apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
Feilubin (Country) Chinese
Chinese form of Philippines.
Fidji (Country) French
French form of Fiji.
Fidschi (Country) German
German form of Fiji.
Figi (Country) Italian
Italian form of Fiji.
Fiji (Country) English, Portuguese, 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.
Filadelfia (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Philadelphia.
Filipina (Country) Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Philippines.
Filipinas (Country) Spanish, Portuguese, Ilocano
Spanish, Portuguese and Ilocano form of Philippines.
Filipów (Settlement) Polish
Derived from the given name Filip. This is the name of a town in Poland.
Filippine (Country) Italian
Italian form of Philippines.
Finland (Country) English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Malay
From Old Norse Finnr, which referred to the Finn and Sami peoples, combined with land. This is the name of a country in Northern Europe, called Suomi in Finnish.
Finlande (Country) French
French form of Finnland (see Finland).
Finlândia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Finnland (see Finland).
Finlandia (Country) Spanish, Italian, Polish, Greek, Indonesian
Spanish, Italian, Polish, Greek and Indonesian form of Finnland (see Finland).
Finlyandiya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Finnland (see Finland).
Finnland (Country) Old Norse, German
Old Norse and German form of Finland.
Finska (Country) Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of Finland.
Finsko (Country) Czech
Czech form of Finland.
Fırat (River) Turkish
Turkish form of Euphrates.
Firipin (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Philippines.
Fiyi (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Fiji.
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.
Flandre (Region) French
French form of Flanders.
Florída (Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Florida.
Florida (Political Subdivision) English, Spanish, German, Italian
A state of the United States, meaning "flowery, ornate" in Spanish, so called because in 1513 the explorer Juan Ponce de León landed there during the Pascua Florida (meaning "flowery Easter", a Spanish name for Palm Sunday).
Floride (Political Subdivision) French
French form of Florida.
Forum Iulii (Settlement & Region) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Friuli, the name of both the region and the town.
Foulden (Settlement) English
From Old English fugol meaning "bird" and dun meaning "hill". This is the name of a town in Norfolk.
França (Country) Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Francia (see France).
France (Country) French, English
From Latin Francia meaning "land of the Franks". The Franks were the Germanic tribe who settled in the region in the 3rd century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used.
Francia (Country) Late Roman, Italian, Spanish
Latin form of France.
Francie (Country) Czech
Czech form of France.
Francija (Country) Latvian, Macedonian, Slovene
Latvian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Francia (see France).
Francja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Francia (see France).
Franconia (Region) Late Roman, English, Italian, Spanish
Latin name derived from Frank, the name of a Germanic tribe. This is the name of a region in southern Germany.
Francuska (Country) Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of France.
Franken (Region) German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Franconia.
Frankenstein (Settlement) German
From German Franken, the name of the Germanic tribe of the Franks, and Steinn meaning "stone". This is the name of a few small towns in Germany.
Frankreich (Country) German
Derived from German Franken, the name of the Germanic tribe of Franks, and Reich meaning "empire, realm". This is the German name for France.
Frankrig (Country) Danish
Danish cognate of Frankreich. This is the Danish name for France.
Frankrijk (Country) Dutch
Dutch cognate of Frankreich. This is the Dutch name for France.
Frankrike (Country) Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian cognate of Frankreich. This is the Swedish name for France.
Frankryk (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Frankrijk.
Fransa (Country) Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of France.
Fransiýa (Country) Turkmen
Turkmen form of Francia (see France).
Fransiya (Country) Uzbek
Uzbek form of Francia (see France).
Franța (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of Francia (see France).
Frantsiya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Kazakh form of Francia (see France).
Friesland (Region) Dutch
Dutch form of Frisia (using the suffix land).
Frieslande (Region) German
German form of Frisia (using the suffix land).
Frisia (Region) English, Late Roman
From the name of the West Germanic Frisian people, called the Frisii in Latin, possibly from Germanic *frisaz meaning "curly". This is the name of an area along the coast of the North Sea stretching from the Netherlands to Germany.
Friuli (Region) Italian, English, Spanish
From the name of the Roman town of Forum Iulii (now called Cividale del Friuli) meaning "forum of Julius". This is the name of a region in northeastern Italy.
Fryslân (Region) Frisian
West Frisian form of Frisia (using lân "land").
Furansu (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of France.
Furat (River) Arabic
Arabic form of Euphrates. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: الفرات (al-Furat).
Furlanija (Region) Slovene
Slovene form of Friuli.