Place Names Starting with N
Naggio (Settlement) Italian
Meaning uncertain, the name of a small town in Lombardy.
Naples (Settlement) English
, from Greek
. This is the name of a city in southern Italy, originally founded as a Greek colony.
Narnia (Country) Literature
The name of a fictional country in C. S. Lewis's
Chronicles of Narnia
series of fantasy novels (first released 1950). It was inspired by the Latin name of Narni, an Italian town in the region of Umbria.
Nazaret (Settlement) Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, Greek, Armenian, Croatian, Serbian, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
in various languages.
Nepal (Country) Nepali, Indian, Hindi, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Indonesian, Malay, Sanskrit
, of unknown meaning. This is the name of a landlocked country in south Asia.
Netherlands (Country) English
meaning "lower" and
, referring to the low-lying position of the country. This is the name of a country in northwestern Europe. It is sometimes called
in English, though this is properly one of its subregions. In English it is usually referred to using the definite article,
Neuville (Settlement) French
in French. This is the name of various towns in France.
Niemcy (Country) Polish
"mute, not able to speak"
, extended to mean
. This is the Polish name of
Niftrik (Settlement) Dutch
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
Niger (River & Country) English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Croatian, Serbian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, possibly of Berber origin, though influenced by Latin
. This is the name of a river in western Africa (and a country that is named after it).
Nigeria (Country) English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Romanian, Albanian, Georgian
From the name of the
River, applied in the 19th century to the British colonial territory in western Africa. It continued to be used after the territory became an independent country in 1960.
Nil (River) Arabic, French, German, Luxembourgish, Catalan, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Turkish, Azerbaijani
in various languages. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article:
Nile (River) English
, which was from Greek
, possibly of Semitic origin meaning
. This is the name of a long river in Africa.
Nineveh (Settlement) English, Biblical
, possibly related to
. When written, the name is usually prefixed with
indicating a city. This may have referred to an aspect of
, as from an early time the city was a center of worship of the goddess. The cuneiform symbols used to represent the city's name depict a fish within a house.
... [ more] Nippon (Country) Japanese
"origin of the sun, sunrise"
, from Sino-Japanese
日 ( nichi)
meaning "sun" and
本 ( hon)
meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for
Nizozemsko (Country) Czech
"land". This is the Czech name for the
(for which it is also a translation).
Nørup (Settlement) Danish
Meaning unknown. This is the name of towns in Denmark.
Norway (Country) English
From Old English
. This is the name of a country in Scandinavia in northern Europe.
Nowakowo (Settlement) Polish
. This is the name of towns in Poland.
Nowice (Settlement) Polish
. This is the name of a few towns in Poland.
Nubia (Region) English, Late Roman
Possibly derives from the Egyptian word
. This was the name of an ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt.
Nysa (Region) Greek Mythology
Possibly from an archaic Greek word meaning
. In Greek mythology Nysa was the mountainous region where young