Place Names Starting with I

Ibarra (Settlement) Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar meaning "meadow". This is the name of a few Basque towns.
Iémen (Country) Portuguese (European)
European Portuguese form of Yemen.
Iêmen (Country) Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Yemen.
Iemen (Country) Catalan, Galician, Japanese
Catalan, Galician and Japanese form of Yemen.
Iemeni (Country) Georgian
Georgian form of Yemen.
Ierland (Country & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Ireland.
Ierousalim (Settlement) Greek
Modern Greek form of Jerusalem.
Igaunija (Country) Latvian
From Latvian igaunis meaning "Estonian", derived from the name of the old region of Ugandi in southern Estonia. This is the Latvian name of Estonia.
Ilion (Settlement) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Ilium.
Ilium (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From Greek Ἴλιον (Ilion), probably of Luwian or Hittite origin. This was another name for the ancient city of Troy.
Inde (Country) French
French form of India.
Índia (Country) Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Catalan and Occitan form of India.
India (Country) English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Estonian, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Albanian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Tagalog, Ancient Roman, Ancient Greek
Derived from the name of the Indus River. In many languages of India, the name Bharat is used to refer to the country. However, some southern Indian languages use spellings based on English India.
Indiana (Political Subdivision) English
Means "land of the Indians". This is the name of an American state.
Indie (Country) Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of India.
Indien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of India.
Indija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Latvian and Lithuanian form of India.
Indiya (Country) Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz, Tagalog
Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz and Tagalog form of India.
Indiyawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhala form of India.
Indo (Country) Japanese, Korean
Japanese and Korean form of India. It is usually written in katakana in Japan and Hangul in Korea.
Indoneshia (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Indonesia.
Indonésia (Country) Javanese, Sundanese, Portuguese
Javanese, Sundanese and Portuguese form of Indonesia.
Indonesia (Country) Indonesian, Malay, Buginese, Minangkabau, English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Finnish, Korean
From Greek Ἰνδός (Indos), referring to the Indus, combined with νῆσος (nesos) meaning "island". This name has been used since the 18th century by colonial powers to refer to the Indonesian archipelago and since 1945 to refer to the independent nation.
Indonésie (Country) French, Czech
French and Czech form of Indonesia.
Indonesië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Indonesia.
Indonesien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Indonesia.
Indonēzija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Indonesia.
Indonezija (Country) Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovene, Macedonian and Lithuanian form of Indonesia.
Indonezya (Country) Hebrew
Hebrew form of Indonesia.
Indonisha (Country) Burmese
Burmese form of Indonesia.
Indonisia (Country) Greek, Thai
Greek and Thai form of Indonesia.
Indos (River) Ancient Greek
Greek form of Indus.
Indunisiyawa (Country) Sinhalese
Sinhalese form of Indonesia.
Indus (River) English, Ancient Roman
From Old Persian Hindus, which was from Sanskrit सिन्धु (Sindhu) meaning "body of trembling water, river". This is the name of a river in Pakistan and India.
Inghilterra (Country) Italian
Italian form of Anglae Terra, used as the Italian name of England.
Inglaterra (Country) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Anglae Terra, used for England.
Intia (Country) Finnish
Finnish form of India.
Intiya (Country) Tamil
Tamil form of India.
Intya (Country) Malayalam
Malayalam form of India.
Iordan (River) Russian, Romanian
Russian and Romanian form of Jordan (the river).
Iordanes (River) Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Greek and Latin form of Jordan.
Iordania (Country) Romanian, Greek, Georgian
Romanian, Greek and Georgian form of Jordan (the country).
Iordanis (River) Greek
Modern Greek form of Jordan (the river).
Iordaniya (Country) Russian
Russian form of Jordan (the country).
Irã (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Iran.
Irák (Country) Czech
Czech form of Iraq.
Irāka (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Iraq.
Irakas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Iraq.
Írán (Country) Czech
Czech form of Iran.
İran (Country) Azerbaijani, Turkish
Azerbaijani and Turkish form of Iran.
Irán (Country) Spanish, Slovak, Hungarian
Spanish, Slovak and Hungarian form of Iran.
Iran (Country) Persian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Hebrew, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Urdu, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Burmese, Thai, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian
Derived from Middle Persian Eran, related to Old Iranian Arya meaning "Iranian, Aryan". This is the name of a country in western Asia, formerly called Persia in the West.
Irāna (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Iran.
Iranas (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Iran.
İraq (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Iraq.
Iraq (Country) Arabic, English, Italian, Catalan, Malay
From Arabic العراق (al-'Iraq), probably derived from the name of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian city of Uruk. This is the name of a country in the Middle East.
Ireland (Country & Island) English
Derived from Irish Gaelic Éire and English land. This is the name of an island to the west of Great Britain. The country of Ireland occupies the majority of the island.
Irland (Country & Island) German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish form of Ireland.
Irlanda (Country & Island) Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian form of Ireland.
Irlande (Country & Island) French
French form of Ireland.
Irlandia (Country & Island) Polish, Greek, Georgian, Indonesian
Polish, Greek, Georgian and Indonesian form of Ireland.
Irlandiya (Country & Island) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of Ireland.
Irska (Country & Island) Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovene form of Éire.
Irsko (Country & Island) Czech
Czech form of Éire.
Irvine (River & Settlement) Scottish
Derived from Brythonic elements meaning "green water". This is a river and city in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
Isbaniya (Country) Arabic
Arabic form of Hispania (see Spain).
Isin (Settlement) Sumerian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a city-state in Mesopotamia, originally Sumerian.
Iskandariyah (Settlement) Arabic
Arabic form of Alexandria, usually written with the definite article: الإسكندرية (al-Iskandariyah).
Ispanija (Country) Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Hispania (see Spain).
İspaniya (Country) Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Hispania (see Spain).
Ispaniya (Country) Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek
Form of Hispania (see Spain).
İspanya (Country) Turkish
Turkish form of Hispania (see Spain).
Israël (Country) Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Israel.
Israel (Country) English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Indonesian, Malay, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the name of the Old Testament hero Jacob, who was also called Israel. This was the name of an ancient kingdom that existed until the 8th century BC. The modern country of Israel is named for it.
Israele (Country) Italian
Italian form of Israel.
Israhel (Country) Biblical Latin
Latin form of Israel.
İsrail (Country) Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of Israel.
Itali (Country) Malay, Mongolian, Burmese
Malay, Mongolian and Burmese form of Italia (see Italy).
Itália (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Italia (see Italy).
Italia (Country) Italian, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Norwegian, Finnish, Georgian, Indonesian, Ancient Roman
Italian and Latin form of Italy, as well as the form in several other languages.
Itálie (Country) Czech
Czech form of Italia (see Italy).
Italie (Country) French
French form of Italia (see Italy).
Italië (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Italia (see Italy).
Italien (Country) German, Swedish, Danish
German, Swedish and Danish form of Italia (see Italy).
Itālija (Country) Latvian
Latvian form of Italia (see Italy).
Italija (Country) Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Lithuanian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Lithuanian form of Italia (see Italy).
Italiya (Country) Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Uzbek, Arabic, Persian
Form of Italy in several languages.
Itallia (Country) Korean
Korean form of Italia (see Italy).
Italy (Country) English
Anglicized form of Italia, originally applied by the Greeks to the south of the Italian Peninsula. It may have been borrowed from Oscan Víteliú possibly meaning "land of bulls". According to Roman mythology, the region was named for Italus, though in fact it was he who was named for the region.
Itaria (Country) Japanese
Japanese form of Italia (see Italy).
Ithaca (Island) English, Greek Mythology
From Greek Ἰθάκη (Ithake), meaning unknown. This is the name of an island off the west coast of Greece. In Greek mythology Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. Homer's epic the Odyssey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War.
Ithake (Island) Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of Ithaca.
Ithaki (Island) Greek
Modern Greek form of Ithaca.
Ityoppya (Country) Amharic
Amharic form of Ethiopia.
Izrail (Country) Russian
Russian form of Israel.
Izrayil (Country) Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Israel.