Place Names Starting with G

Gabão (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Gabon.
Gaboen (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Gabon.
Gabón (Country) Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of Gabon.
Gabon (Country) English, French, Italian, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Turkish, Indonesian, Malay
Derived from Portuguese gabão meaning "cloak, overcoat", referring to the shape of the Gabon Estuary. This is the name of a country on the western coast of central Africa.
Gabona (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Gabon.
Gabonas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Gabon.
Gabun (Country) German
German form of Gabon.
Galaad (Region) Biblical French
French form of Gilead.
Galácia (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Galacia (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Galatia (Region & Political Subdivision) Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, English
From the Greek word for the Gaulish people Γαλάτης (Galates), probably a cognate of Latin Gallus (see Gallia). This was the Greek name for the region of Gaul. It was also used to refer to a region in Anatolia (modern Turkey) where Gauls settled in the 3rd century BC.... [more]
Galatien (Region) German
German form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Galatya (Region) Turkish
Turkish form of Galatia, referring both to Gaul and the ancient region in Anatolia.
Galazia (Region) Italian
Italian form of Galatia, referring to the region in Anatolia.
Gales (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Wales.
Galia (Region) Spanish
Spanish form of Gallia, referring to the historical region of Gaul.
Galilee (Region) English, Biblical
From Hebrew גָּלִיל (Galil) meaning "district, roll". This is a region in northern Israel, mentioned in the Old and New Testament.
Galles (Country) French, Italian
French and Italian form of Wales.
Gallia (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) Ancient Roman, Italian, Greek
Latin name for the historical region of Gaul. It is derived from the Latin ethnic word Gallus, referring to the Gauls (Celts of continental Europe), probably ultimately derived from the Celtic root *galn- "be able".... [more]
Gallien (Region) German
German form of Gallia, referring to the historical region of Gaul.
Gary (Settlement) English
City in Indiana that was named after businessman Elbert Henry Gary (1846-1927), the founder of U.S. Steel.
Gaul (Region) English
From French Gaule, the name of a historical region that was situated approximately in the area of modern France. In the Roman era it was called Gallia, which may be the origin of Gaule, though the evolution of the word would be irregular. It is more likely derived from Frankish walh meaning "foreigner, Celt".
Gaule (Region) French
French form of Gaul.
Gênes (Settlement) French
French form of Genoa.
Genoa (Settlement) English
From Latin Genua, probably derived from genu meaning "knee". This is the name of a port city in northwestern Italy. It is called Genova in Italian.
Génova (Settlement) Spanish
Spanish form of Genoa.
Genova (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Genoa.
Genua (Settlement) Ancient Roman, German, Dutch
Latin, German and Dutch form of Genoa.
Geórgia (Country & Political Subdivision) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2.
Georgia 1 (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Late Roman
Possibly of Persian origin, maybe from Middle Persian gurg meaning "wolf". In Europe the name was long explained as derived from the given name George. This is the name of a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is called Sakartvelo in Georgian.
Georgia 2 (Political Subdivision) English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch
From the given name George, named in honour of the British king George II. This was the name of an American colony, later a state.
Géorgie (Country & Political Subdivision) French
French form of Georgia 1 or Georgia 2.
Georgië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Georgia 1.
Georgien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Georgia 1.
Germania (Region & Country) Ancient Roman, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Georgian
Latin, Italian, Greek, Romanian and Georgian form of Germany.
Germaniya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Russian, Bulgarian, Uzbek, Kazakh and Kyrgyz form of Germania (see Germany).
Germany (Country) English
From Latin Germania, first attested in the writings of Julius Caesar, used to refer to the areas east of the Rhine and north of the Danube. The origin of the term is uncertain. This is an English exonym corresponding to German Deutschland.
Gerusalemme (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Jerusalem.
Gethsemane (Region) Biblical
From Γεθσημανί (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic place name meaning "oil press". In the New Testament this is the name of the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem.
Gethsemani (Region) Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Gethsemane used in the Greek and Latin Bibles.
Ghana (Country) English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
From the name of the Ghana Empire, which was located in the southwestern Sahara and existed up to the 13th century. Ghana, meaning "warrior" in Mande, was actually the title of the rulers, while the empire itself was more properly known as Awkar. In 1957 this was adopted as the name of the newly independent country of Ghana, formerly the British colony Gold Coast, despite the fact that the country lies outside the empire's territory.
Giacarta (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Jakarta.
Giappone (Country) Italian
Italian form of Japan.
Gichon (River) Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Gihon.
Gihon (River) Biblical
From Hebrew גיחון (Gichon), derived from גּיחַ (giyach) meaning "to burst forth". According to the Old Testament, this was the name of a river that originated in the Garden of Eden.
Gilad (Region) Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Gilead.
Gilead (Region) Biblical
Means "heap of witness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a mountainous region east of the Jordan River, as mentioned in the Old Testament.
Giordania (Country) Italian
Italian form of Jordan (the country).
Giordano (River) Italian
Italian form of Jordan (the river).
Glyme (River) English
Means "bright stream" in Brythonic. This is the name of a river in Oxfordshire, England.
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.
Gonkong (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Russian and Turkmen form of Hong Kong.
Gorj (Country) Persian (Archaic)
Archaic Persian name of Georgia 1, possibly from Middle Persian gurg meaning "wolf".
Gorjestan (Country) Persian
From Persian گرج (Gorj) meaning "Georgia (country)" combined with the suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the modern Persian name for the country of Georgia.
Górka (Settlement) Polish
From Polish góra meaning "mountain". This is the name of various towns in Poland.
Goryeo (Region) Korean
Possibly means "walled city" or "center" in Korean. This was the name of a kingdom that ruled most of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is based on it.
Gotham (Settlement) English, Popular Culture
From Old English gat "goat" and ham "home". This is the name of a town in Nottinghamshire, famous for folk tales about its inhabitants pretending to be imbeciles in order to avoid a visit from the king. Based on this tale, writer Washington Irving applied the name to New York City in his satirical periodical Salmagundi (1807). Subsequently, Gotham or Gotham City was used as the setting of the Batman comics, starting 1940.
Graecia (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of Greece.
Graikija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grainville (Settlement) French
Means "Guarin's town" in Old French. This is the name of various towns in Normandy.
Grantham (Settlement) English
From Old English grand meaning "gravel" and ham meaning "home, estate, settlement". This is the name of a town in Lincolnshire.
Grèce (Country) French
French form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grécia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grècia (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grecia (Country) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Graecia (see Greece).
Grecja (Country) Polish
Polish form of Graecia (see Greece).
Greece (Country) English
English form of Latin Graecia, the name used by the Romans for the land of the Greeks, derived from Greek Γραικός (Graikos), which is of uncertain origin. It is possibly derived from the city of Graia in Boeotia.
Griechenland (Country) German
From German Grieche "Greek" and Land. This is the German name for Greece.
Griekenland (Country) Dutch
From Dutch Griek "Greek" and land. This is the Dutch name for Greece.
Grieķija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Graecia (see Greece).
Gruziya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of Gorj, used as the name for the country of Georgia.
Guatemala (Country) Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish
From Nahuatl Cuauhtemallan meaning "place of the woodpile". This is the name of a country in Central America.
Guatemara (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Guatemala.
Guiné (Region, Country & Island) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Guinea.
Guinea (Region, Country & Island) English, Italian, Spanish, German
From Portuguese Guiné, which is of unknown meaning, possibly of Berber origin. This name was used by the Portuguese to refer to a portion of Western Africa. It was also applied by westerners to the island of New Guinea starting in the 16th century. It is now the name or part of the full name of the countries of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea.
Guinée (Region, Country & Island) French
French form of Guinea.
Guinee (Region, Country & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Guinea.
Gwatemala (Country) Polish, Turkmen, Maltese
Polish, Turkmen and Maltese form of Guatemala.