Place Names Starting with H

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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.
HAILEY (Settlement) English
From Old English heg "hay" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Oxfordshire, England.
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.
HANGUK (Region) Korean
From Sino-Korean (han) meaning "Korea" and (guk) meaning "country, land". This is the term used in South Korea to refer to South Korea or the entire Korean Peninsula.
HARDEN (Settlement) English
From Old English hara "hare" and denu "valley". This is the name of a town in West Yorkshire.
HAREL (Other) Biblical Hebrew
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Old Testament this name is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).
HARFORD (Settlement) English
From Old English heort "hart, male deer" or here "army" combined with ford "ford, river crossing". This is the name of towns in England.
HARIMATHAIA (Settlement) Biblical Greek
Greek form of ARIMATHEA.
HARLEY (Settlement) English
From Old English hara "hare" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of towns in England.
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.
HAYK (Country) Armenian (Archaic)
From the Armenian word հայ (hay) meaning "Armenian", of uncertain ultimate origin. Some theories claim it is from the name of the Armenian hero HAYK, though it is more likely that they simply derive from the same source. This is an archaic Armenian name for Armenia; the modern name is Հայաստան (Hayastan).
HELLADA (Country) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ELLADA.
HEND (Country) Persian
Persian form of INDIA.
HENDUSTAN (Country) Persian
Extended form of هند (Hend), the Persian form of INDIA.
HIEROUSALEM (Settlement) Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of JERUSALEM.
HIERUSALEM (Settlement) Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of JERUSALEM.
HIND (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of INDIA, usually written with the definite article: الهند (al-Hind).
HINDUSTAN (Country) English (Archaic)
Archaic English name for INDIA, of Persian origin.
HIRA (Other) Arabic
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the cave near Mecca where the Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation.
HISPANIA (Country) Ancient Roman
Latin form of SPAIN, referring originally to the entire Iberian Peninsula.
HISZPANIA (Country) Polish
Polish form of Hispania (see SPAIN).
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.
HOLANDIJA (Country) Serbian
Serbian form of HOLLAND (1), referring to the entire country of the Netherlands.
HOLANDIYA (Country) Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of HOLLAND (1), referring to the provinces and sometimes the entire country.
HOLLAND (1) (Political Subdivision & Country) Dutch, English, German
From Old Dutch holt "forest" and lant "land". This is the name of two provinces (North and South Holland) in the Netherlands. It is sometimes used to refer to the entire country of the Netherlands.
HOLLAND (2) (Settlement) English
From Old English hoh "point of land, heel" and land "land". This is the name of several towns in England.
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.
HOLSTEN (Political Subdivision & Region) Danish
Danish form of HOLSTEIN.
HONGRIE (Country) French
French 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.
HOTAKA (Mountain) Japanese
From Japanese (ho) meaning "grain" and (taka) meaning "tall". This is the name of a mountain in Japan.
HOUSTON (Settlement) Scottish, English
Means "Hugh's town", from the given name HUGH and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, town". This is the name of a town in Scotland. The American city of Houston is named after the Texas governor Sam Houston, whose surname is derived from the Scottish town.
HRVAŠKA (Country) Slovene
Slovene form of CROATIA.
HRVATSKA (Country) Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CROATIA.
HUNGARIA (Country) Late Roman
Latin form of HUNGARY.
HUNGARY (Country) English
From Latin Hungaria, derived from Byzantine Greek Ουγγροι (Oungroi), from Turkic Onogur meaning "ten tribes". This is the name of a country in eastern Europe that was settled by the Hungarians in the 9th century. Because they were identified with the Huns, the H was added to the beginning of their Latin name. The Hungarian name for the country is Magyarország.
HUNGRÍA (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of HUNGARY.
HUNGRIA (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of HUNGARY.
HUNNACOTT (Settlement) English
From Old English hunig "honey" or the given name Huna combined with cot "cottage". This is the name of a small town in Devon, England.
HUXLEY (Settlement) English
From Old English hux "insult, scorn" (possibly) and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a town in Cheshire, England.
HVIDERUSLAND (Country) Danish
Means "white Russia", a Danish calque of BELARUS.
HVITERUSSLAND (Country) Norwegian
Means "white Russia", a Norwegian calque of BELARUS.